|8" x 10", ink & watercolor on 140 lb. paper|
Luckily, Mt. Lebanon is only an hour or so from my house, so I won't have to deal with traveling cross-country to participate. I'll just load up my van each day and head out to paint. Not a bad way to spend a week!
Early last summer, when all the spring-flowering shrubs were in full bloom, I spent some time driving the streets of Mt. Lebanon, art supplies at the ready, and stopped to do a few practice sketches. The scene above is one of my favorites. I did the sketch on location, then painted it later at home from photos I had taken, but during the plein air event, all drawing and painting must be completed onsite - no exceptions!
|8" x 10", ink & watercolor on Stillman & Birn Zeta series paper|
I'm looking forward to a week devoted to nothing but painting. Wish me luck! There's a VIP Preview Party on Friday, October 10th, and ten of my paintings will be for sale, along with over 200 originals from the other participating artists.
Saturday, October 11, from 10 am to 2 pm, the plein air Paint Out will be held. This event is open to anyone who would like to try their hand at plein air painting, and there will even be cash prizes!
Click here for the week's schedule. There are lots of fun activities planned - an artists' market (with over 60 vendors), demonstrations, Art-A-Palooza and much more. I hope you'll check it out and join in the fun. I'll report back next week and tell you all about my great big plein adventure!