Tuesday, June 11, 2013
On this very rainy Tuesday, I decided to post my 2012 painting of another overcast day, Overcast Paint Out. (Still catching up!) I began my painting with a Transparent Oxide Red ground, which you can see peeking through the painting here. People who came by were intrigued by that. It adds some warmth to a rather chilly day.
Last year's Paint Out at Wakefield Farmers Market was a bit less wet than today, but threatening enough that our artist turnout was rather small. Rick Mercer, a member of the organizing group, invited Stapelton Kearns to paint with us and give a painting demonstration, too. (Artists DID turn out for that indoor activity!) You can see Stape here on the path, using his Gloucester easel. Stape's indoor demo was amazing. He conjured a seascape from memory.
I'm excited that painter Mary Taggart has offered to run this year's Paint Out, which will be held on Saturday, September 14; rain date Saturday, September 21, 2013. As always, artists paint from 9-noon and the Wet Paint Exhibit and Sale is from noon to 1 at the Farmers Market. I'll post an update as we near the date. It's always a nice time for painters or viewers, whether it's overcast or not! If you're interested to join in, please email Mary at firstname.lastname@example.org