Monday, September 21, 2015

Afternoon, Grassy Knoll

Afternoon, Grassy Knoll
Oil on canvas, 12x12
The Piedmont Plein Air Paintout ended with a wet-paint sale on Sunday, and it was a lovely and fascinating event. It's so cool to see the art that 25 painters make. We were all painting on the same days, in the same five areas, and yet, our paintings were all different in type, and color and focus and approach. That being said, my paintings were totally different from pretty much everyone else's. My colors are brighter, my paintings are rougher and faster, and I generally just paint differently from most painters, and especially most plein-air painters. There was another woman who painted with a palette knife - she would make the paintings first with molding paste, building up the texture, but using no color. Then she'd go back and put the color on top. Interesting! 

Here are five of my paintings from the event. All sold except the one in the bottom left.  


One of the very fun parts of the Paintout was a visit from the Art Bus. It's a whole art-supply store in a short bus, and it's very cool. Bibbi doesn't have everything, but she has the right things, and a great idea, too. 
Here's Bibbi, above, who owns the bus. Below, oil paints hang from the bus ceiling. 

Slots on the left hold papers and other supports. Behind them is a rack of small bins holding pens, pencils, pastels, etc. 

Dog of the Day
The Dog of the Day isn't always a dog. 

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A Final Thought

"There are painters who transform the sun into a yellow spot, but there are others who, thanks to their art and intelligence, transform a yellow spot into the sun." 

- Pablo Picasso

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