Friday, April 30, 2010


Plein Air means painting on location, and I'm gearing up for the Gadsden Plein Air Festival next week in Gadsden Al.  Our rhodendrons this year have been lovely, and I painted them to warm up for the week long event next week. 
Plein Air Artists paint their pieces outdoors and many have an impressionistic style. They use their brush strokes and color palette to convey the organic appearances of their surroundings and to simulate the natural lights and shadows of the objects that they are creating. Visitors are welcome to all of the on location events, May 3-7  to watch the artists in their element. The collection of paintings, created during the festival, will be on exhibit from May 7th until June 4th: the museum is open monday through saturday from 10 am- 4 pm and there is no charge to attend. For those intersted in acquiring paintings, there will be multiple chances to do so: the Wet Paint Auction will take place on May 7th; the Online Auction will be available for those who are unable to travel; the Live Auction will take place on June 4th.    You can find me and the other artists here:

Monday May 3: Downtown Gadsden (9am-4pm)
Tuesday May 4: Noccalula Falls (9am-4pm), The Brow (5pm-7pm)
Wednesday May 5: Historic Distric (9am-4pm)
Thursday May 6: Rural Countryside (9am-4pm)
Friday May 7: Coosa River and Bank (9am-1pm), Wet Paint Auction (5 to 8pm)
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Hope to see you!

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