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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

My Hat...

Wendy Park   oil/canvas   20 x 16 x .5
goes off to plein-air painters everywhere.  Or should I say "blows off"?  My Sunday was spent at Wendy Park just off the flats in Cleveland painting in the Color Me Cleveland event.  Traditionally a studio painter where everything I need and want is at my fingertips, making the adjustment to outdoor painting is always a challenge and a bit of a surprise.  The wind gusts were unbelievable!  Even the duct tape gave way at one point as the painting sailed off and landed, of course, face down in the dry grass.  What's a bit of texture?  Then the final gust mid-afternoon tipped over my tray table holding the turp, the medium and the olive oil which were quickly absorbed into the hard ground.  The painting was left a bit unresolved, but I was finished for the day.

The Color Me Cleveland works will be on display at Artists Archives of the Western Reserve  from
August 16 - 20, then auctioned on August 21 from 5:30 - 9 pm.  Contact Artists Archives for more information, especially if you are looking for something with texture.

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