It’s that time of year again where I am the chairperson for an annual plein air event. I get to participate but I am obviously not eligible for prizes but that’s ok. When my paintings sell, that’s prize enough for me.
As typical with plein air, there are adventures to tell. Several storms this week, one really was a humdinger.
The first painting was not making me happy so I totally reworked it to the one you see below.
The next painting was completed from the rooftop of the Village Walk Assisted Living facility. They are great people and they really participate in community activities.
We had a model on Wednesday, but we had about an hour and 20 min to work and then another storm rolled in and we had to pack it in. I went back yesterday to do the background and I used the photo reference that I took to finish. This isn’t eligible to hang in the gallery but I am glad I finished this one.
I also took pictures of the artists painting the model.
Last but not least, today’s Quick Draw painting where we get three hours to work on a painting. This actually took me less than 2.
I am exhausted.
My mom used to have three bratty Siamese. When the last one passed away, my sisters and I figured we’d see more of her. Nope. She adopted two homeless cats soon after the last Siamese passed away.
Here’s a Siamese kitty that I know my mom will love!
Also, these paintings below will be in the wet paint show and sale tomorrow and are available to purchase!
Painting in progress….a rare video of me painting.
This evening, for Paint the Great South Bay, we were given access to a rooftop so we could paint. It was awesome and we had a whole new view to paint.
Here is my painting from this evening, with the clips on….
Here is the postcard print for my mom with kitty added…..kitty is a little hard to find.
Tonight brings the summer to a sad close….yes, we still have a little over a week to Labor Day, but tonight was the final AA5 of the summer☹️.
This is also the week of Paint the Great South Bay. So far it has rained, I was swarmed by flies and bit by a yellow jacket. (Little bastard died for that one.)
I was out painting this evening and did this painting
And took a photo and turned it into a postcard for my mom (see if you can find kitty)
I had a rough week which led to a lot of this
Here is my set up and you can see how the painting came together….
More to come!