The high points of my week at the Wayne, PA Plein Air Festival? Getting to paint in Mrs.Hamilton's private estate garden...this was a gardener's dream come true...having been given a guided tour of the ten manicured acres and 6 greenhouses and told I could "paint anywhere" and they hoped I would not be disturbed by the guys moving potted trees outside to stage by the pool, how could I paint anywhere else? This photo is of my painting Mrs. Hamilton's Yellow Border on the easel under my umbrella, where it was painted.
I did manage to find a couple of other locations to set up my easel and put 5 framed paintings up on the walls at the Wayne Art Center's beautiful NEW Davenport Gallery for the gala exhibition preview opening Saturday night.
The 200+ framed paintings that 30 artists completed in 4 days (one an all day soaker) made for a truly stellar exhibit of what's being done in plein air painting these days. Oils dominated with just a handful of watercolors and another handful (mine) of pastels. I was delighted to be part of such a high quality exhibit.
And I am happy to return home and find the apple trees are still in bloom.
I finally dodged the ice and snow storms to travel up to Corning, NY to the Rockwell Museum of Western Art t o see the excellent showing of...
SOLD Another watercolor...and more nasturtiums in Nan Burti's cream pitcher....I do love these two small clay pieces, but so far I'...
SOLD This Sunday, April 11th, the reception for my exhibit of river paintings is from 2-3pm (not as previously stated - 2:30). It's Fr...