Sunday, August 12, 2012

Easton Pics

Grey Goose Sunset 12"x9" (Honorable Mention)

Morning Light At Blackwater 12"x9"

Against The Light 12"x9"

 These images are from my time at the Plein Air Easton competition in Maryland this summer. I will be posting most of the images from the painting trip in subsequent posts. I want to thank Bryan Mark Taylor for the use of his camera to get these images. Unfortunately, I "didn't think I'd need mine" and he was kind enough to lend me his. It's a good thing because all three of these paintings found homes at the exhibition and I'll likely not see them again.

You'll notice all three of these painting are in the "portrait" format. It wasn't until later in the week that I noticed this trend in my work at Easton. I found it quite odd because Easton is as flat as Florida for the most part and one would expect horizontal formats. Not so for me this year, I found the vertical compositions far more engaging.


Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Plein Air Easton!

I had a great time at the Plein Air Easton! event. Al and Jess from the Avalon Foundation were great and it was well run top to bottom.  I was thrilled to receive an honorable mention award(see mug shot above) from judge Tim Newton of the Salmagundi Club in NY for my painting "Grey Goose Sunset". This painting was also part of the "Vanishing Landscape" category. I painted this subject once in the morning and once at sunset to capture the obvious and subtle differences in light and composition. I also did a radio interview while painting the morning painting.

I also participated in the quick draw paint out which Erin and I dubbed the "rain out". It was an incredible deluge for about half the time we had to paint but it was loads of fun. As you can see from the pic above I am thoroughly enjoying myself!

One of the best parts of an event like this is meeting new artist friends and reaquainting with old ones. I had the opportunity to do both at Easton.