Plein Air Painters enjoy a friendly competition every now and then! Next week, Saturday, Oct. 6th I'll be painting in Hopkinsville, Ky for their first Paint Out. Awards and a Reception will be held the same afternoon. On Oct 19 & 20 I'll be painting in Clarksville, TN for the 2 Rivers Paint Out Friday and Saturday with awards and a reception at 6:00 at the Historic L&N Train Depot. The photos above are from past 2 Rivers Paint outs.
I do enjoy painting on location. I think it is beneficial to me as an artist. You have a very short time to capture what you see. The colors are changing by the minute, it's a great way to study light and how it plays on the different surfaces. Most artists do not mind if you want to sit and watch! Just ask them if they mind. I personally don't mind. So come on out, visit with the artists and attend the reception later in the day to see the finished creations. Paintings will be for sale at both events. The Clarksville Montgomery County Arts and Heritage council receives a portion of each sale.
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.