Monday, August 6, 2012
I had a fantastic time at the Portland Art Museum Plein Air Paint Out! It was exceptional on all fronts...from beginning to end, it was non-stop fun! Spending time with the other painters, struggling with the heat, talking to the scores of people who turned out, fighting for right values, going to the fantastic Gamblin-hosted BBQ, installing my work at break neck speed on Sunday, visiting some more with the public, tons of friends and then selling five paintings (!) well, what's not to like...right?
Because I can't work from my own machine I am not able to color correct photos of my paintings, so I can't blog them all yet. The painting above isn't quite right color-wise, but I'll break my rule and put it up anyway. I hope I get my own machine back soon!
THANKS to all my friends who came out, to my new collectors...(and ESPECIALLY to my favorite Portland blogging pal Gary Everest who gave me and the whole event a fabulous write up HERE). Thanks so much to all involved in bringing plein air and the Portland art Mueum together. Wow!
Painting: Celeste Bergin, At the Festival, oil on 9x12 canvas panel