Sunday, May 10, 2009

Painting En Plein Air at Stonewall Farm

This week was the "paint out" leading up to the annual Stonewall Farm art auction.  They invite 5 or 6 artists to come and paint at the farm, and then these plein air pieces are added to the works already juried into the auction.  I was delighted to be one of the invitees this year, as the farm is a wonderful place and spring foliage is everywhere.
We had to battle some rainy weather, and for the most part, it was cloudy and overcast, but there were still many great locations to paint, and the commaradarie of a bunch of artists hanging out painting together is a great thing.  Pictured here are two of the painters, Joan (pronounded "JoANNE) Tierney  and Dick Fischer, on the last day of the paintout.  Both are fabulous artists and delightful folks to boot.   The other photo shows the scene I painted on the last day.  The fog was lifting and I loved the simplicity of it.
I forgot to take a photo of my painting and it sold in the auction, so don't have a record of it. It looks like this, only better. :-)  The auction was a huge success. You'd never know there is a recession going on.  I sold all three works entered in the auction, and both artists pictured here also sold all their works, including a very large, rather expensive, wonderful painting of the dairy cows by Dick.   All in all, a great week. I have plenty more reference photos to paint from later, so you might see some more scenes from the farm at some point.

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