Monday, September 7, 2009

The Stand Alone Pear

6x6, oil on canvas panel
As much as I love painting landscapes, I have missed painting still lifes. I plan to paint one or two small still lifes each week for a while, as well as my plein air landscapes.
On Saturday I participated in a Paint Out sponsored by the Mooresville Artist Guild. I arrived around 8:30, registered, and had my blank canvases stamped. Mooresville is a charming town, and there was much to paint. I chose a house in town and drove out to the marina for a water landscape. Paintings were turned in by 5:00, and we were all treated to a buffet dinner. I made a new painting friend, and we are planning to go out in the morning for some plein air time. After dinner, awards were given. My marina landscape won honorable mention and my town painting won second place. So I went home with a smile on my face and money in my pocket. The paintings will be in the gallery for a month, so I do not have photos.

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