This year the event started with a reception at the Bellmoor Inn on Thursday night and it was nice to catch up with some of the artists from previous years. On Friday I painted building scenes in town since it would be less crowded than on Saturday, but it rained in the afternoon. On Saturday I painted Lake Gerar in the morning and in the afternoon I was bold enough to paint on the boardwalk. I painted the yucca plants in Dune Park near Grenoble Pl. I had so many people stop to see what I was doing but my favorites were the skate-boarding kids that stopped and thought it was really cool. The Dune Park painting won an Honorable Mention at the Plein Air Exhibit which was held at the Camp Rehoboth community center in the second block of Baltimore Ave. Overall I thought this year was much better than last year because the art show was in a great location and we had a very busy reception with lots of people.
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Monday, May 16, 2011
The May All-Media show at the Art League in Alexandria was juried this month by Lillian Fitzgerald, an art consultant and curator. My painting is of hydrangeas from my garden that I painted last summer. I'd like to do more floral and still life paintings because it is a different experience from painting nudes or landscapes. I don't feel the need to rush so I can take more time and pay more attention.