Sunday, August 22, 2010

A Plein Air Affair

I had a very enjoyable day Saturday in Saugatuck/Douglas, MI, at the paint-out sponsored by Water Street Gallery. There were twenty-something participants and an impressive one-day body of work. It was good to meet some other Michigan artists who's work I've followed, Brian Smith, Margo Burian, Molly Sturges, and others. And the gallery did a nice job hosting.

The day started gray and rainy, which turned out to be an advantage for my first painting. I found a gazebo in a park overlooking this small lake created by the Kalamazoo River. The air, heavy with mist, made for great atmosphere.

By the time I finished the sun was coming out so I headed to a boatyard, at a marina, I'd spotted earlier. This one took about three hours but I could have used a fourth.

The evening opening was well attended and both my paintings sold. A good day.

Morning Solace, oil, 10" x 16" SOLD

Out of Water, oil 11" x 16" SOLD


Chris De Dier said...

Great fluency. I always admire the motivation and focus of plein-air painters.

Laurel Daniel said...

A very good day! Gorgeous pieces, of course they sold! Congrats!