Paint NC Plein Air event
This Summer I had the pleasure of traveling to many places. As an artist I’m always looking at the landscape around me and marveling at the beauty and thinking about how I can translate what I see in to a painting.
Photography is a great tool but with the click of a button your image is captured and you are off to the next beautiful thing. Plein-air painting (painting on location) is more like a meditation on a view.
Adirondack Painting trip
I travel with a back pack which holds my palette, paints, brushes and other supplies… a portable studio! Once I set up to paint I know I have no more than 3 hours to capture my interpretation of my view before the sun has presented me with a whole new light and shadow pattern.
Mosquitos love me!
Adirondacks in NY
When I look back on the painting I created on site I can remember the smells, the temperature, the sounds and yes sometimes even the bugs. I could never get this with a photo.
November 21st Gallery East in Spartanburg, SC – 512 East Main St will be showing a collection of my paintings created en plein air and studio paintings inspired by plein air paintings. If you are in town I hope you will stop by. Some other surprises during the reception are also being planned.
Hope you enjoy some of the images below for this year’s painting adventures.
My early rising friends
Early Morning St Regis Lake
Early Morning & Boathouse Adirondacks
Urban painting at the Art Lounge
Lil Talbot FL
Ill Talbot State Park, Florida
Early Morning Modoc
Modoc State Park, SC
One Night in June
Last Light Lowcountry
Lilly Pads Study