Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Cashier's Plein Air Festival II

Hi again,

Here's a handful of paintings from last week's festival.....

(above is a painting of a flower and vegetable garden near the little downtown area of Cashiers...painted on the afternoon of the first day of the festival).

...a little Botanical/Anitque store downtown, called 'White Rabbit'.  ((12x12). My first painting of the week

a view of Whiteside Mountain, (16x16) painted on the morning of day two.

...slippery rock falls..(16x16)...painted on day two as well....(i decided to edit out the scores of kids and others sliding down the falls and their friends standing on the beach yelling to them (and blocking my view!)...a real challenge...This piece was selected for a 3rd place award by judge, Julyan Davis.

This one is of the Village Commons, (18x14), painted on day three....

..a mountain top home...(12x16)..sorry, not a great quality photo...this was a bit tricky to paint, as there was a serious thunderstorm happening at the time; knocked out the power for hours that afternoon/evening....

That's all for now......!

Monday, July 23, 2012

Cashiers Plein Air Festival 2012

I just returned from the Cashiers, NC festival, sadly leaving the cool mountain weather and gorgeous scenery behind.  Here's a few camera shots from the trip....
Above, the Cashiers Village Commons; the center of activity throughout the week, where the opening and closing receptions were held, and where we displayed our paintings for the public throughout the week. What a great venue.'s a view of local landmark, Whiteside Mountain......I had the pleasure of seeing a similiar view each day while having breakfast on the deck of my wonderful host family's home. I painted this mountain from a different angle during the festival.

This is Bridal Veil Falls in nearby Highlands; where you can drive underneath. One of the artists painted it from an underneath/looking up view. Another falls nearby, Dry Falls, is a stronger and more dynamic waterfall which you can walk underneath; but it was temporarily closed.

I was pleased and grateful to sell all my paintings, (8),  for the week and pick up a 3rd place prize as well.  Thanks to the Cashiers volunteer organization, to my host family, and to the wonderful community participation during this unique and wonderful event.

p.s. I'll try loading some Cashiers painting pic's when i get a minute. Also, some dates on upcoming classes/workshops.....stay tuned....thanks!

Thursday, July 5, 2012

July 5th

"You can stand here with me if you want but you'll have to agree not to talk about the heat" went a line from a clever suspense movie a while thus, I'll skip the heat wave talk for now.  Here's a very pink plein air painting from early spring, in a nearby neighborhood. when the azaleas were in bloom.