Tuesday, August 30, 2011

through the grapevine

I have been unofficially involved in the Northwest Plein Air paint out associated with the Columbia Center for the Arts, and have a new appreciation and respect for the plein air painter!  The ability to compose a successful painting from all the information in the outdoors is quite a challenge.  In addition to  dealing with the elements of sun, wind and rain etc., the artist must create his/her masterpiece in a relatively short period of time.  Light and shadow are continually changing making time the essence of the piece.  I am much more familiar with the comforts of my studio and working from photographs for reference that don't change every time i look at them!  The Plein Air show opens this Friday at the Columbia Art Gallery, hope to see you there. SOLD

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