The beautiful weather was a real plus this weekend while painting outside (plein air) in Clarksville during the 2Rivers Plein Air Paint Out. I painted this one Saturday and I liked the way it turned out. While I was painting, I ran into a fellow classmate from 50 plus years ago, that was especially nice. It was a great weekend to be outside. I painted Friday but I didn't like that painting so I'm not sharing.
Clarksville Montgomery County sponsors a Plein Air Paint Out every October. This years event will take place October 16 & 17th, Friday and Saturday. You might see some of us painting in town or Liberty Part. Due to the Covid 19 virus there will be pre-cautious in place. No reception is planned, but a online gallery of the painting and award will still be given for 1st, 2nd, 3rd and honorable mentions.
Artist who are interested in participating click the link for the prospectus:
I just finished up this small acrylic painting last week. I actually started the painting years ago in a session with a live model at Warehouse 521 in Nashville. I had the drawing on the board but that was it. I had taken photos. After the workshop on gestures at the first of September, I decided to finish it. I could practice what I had learned from the workshop with Marjorie Hicks.
This painting is for sale 9" x 12" Acrylic
Congratulations to the following artists whose work has been selected for our 2021 calendar:
FRONT COVER - Frank Lott, Yesterday's Mail, Watercolor
JANUARY - Dorothy Thomason, Up the Snowy Hill, Watercolor
FEBRUARY - Terri Jordan, Creekside, Rotary Park, Oil
MARCH - Tom Langford, Reflections, Photograph
APRIL - Paula Baggett Edwards, Wickham's Cemetery in the Spring, Acrylic
MAY - Janet Lee Felts, Building on Union Street, Watercolor
JUNE - Amy Brandum, Dotsonville Community Center, Photograph
JULY - Phil Cook, Majestic Sunset on the Cumberland, Photograph
AUGUST - Alan Goldstein, Sitting on Top of the World, Photograph
SEPTEMBER - Amanda Blount, Morning in the South, Photograph
OCTOBER - Patsy Sharpe, Autumn at the Mansion, Watercolor
NOVEMBER - Ron Jackson, Follow the Tracks to Sunset, Photograph
DECEMBER - Jackie Langford, Train Wreck Recovery 1913 I, Watercolor
BACK COVER - David Magers, A Pastel Pallet at Rotary Park, Photograph
They will be for sale at the Custom's House Museum.
The Walls Art Park in Waverly, TN (https://www.facebook.com/waverlywalls/) is one of my favorite spots to visit. The art is displayed, painted over and the new art comes in. Their facebook page has a few video and photos. Their website has a complete gallery of photos! It is located at 220 South Clydeton Rd 37185 in Waverly!
My eleven year old grand daughter participated with me in a show at the DAC. DAC & Friends was held this month in Clarksville. They didn't have a reception because of covid 19 but that's alright. I'm very proud of this wonderfully creative young lady. She has enjoyed doing art all her little life.
I"ve been practicing the technique I was taught in the Workshop with Marjorie Hicks the first of the month. Instead of painting over the value painting I did during the workshop, I did another one. Then I added color on top of the new value study. The photos below are a result of the workshop. The man on the beach, I have warmed up the shadow. It looks better now, I having taken a photo of it yet. I really have enjoyed the gesture paintings. Thanks to Marjorie Hicks and the Chestnut Group for this wonderful one day workshop.
Every Spring and Fall I like to go to the mountains and paint on location. Right now I'm planning on returning to the Monteagle area to paint in late October. I thought y'all might be interested to see what happens to a scene once I paint it without the aid of a photograph. Most of the time, I will photograph the scene when I leave .
The fall is actually easier painting, the Spring sometimes comes with a lot of wind and rain. If you are using watercolor, RAIN is a devastate. I'm a fair weather Plein Air Painter.
It is the greatest compliment when a patron invites an artwork into their home that I have created. A painting that becomes part of that family. I hope every time they look at it, it will bring them great joy. I would like to thank Bill and Linda for their support of me through the years. I greatly appreciate it.
I went into the studio this afternoon to finish the 3 piece from the workshop yesterday. I really like doing these figure gestures but so much depends on your model or getting some good shots. The sun or lighting has to be right or it's just not the same. I do need to get out there with the camera, soon.
Below are a few process shots. Thanks again to Marjorie Hicks for sharing her skills and talents with us, to go see Marjorie Hicks Art click here!
This is an adventure for me, something I've always wanted to do: to be a real Artist! So I rented a studio, lets see how it goes.