Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Summer Art Festival 2013

Spare Thyme serenades the artists... and a few dancers.
   Last weekend I had the pleasure of being a part of this festival in the artist demo tent for Peninsula Art League again this year. It was great fun as we were set up right in front of the sound stage. I thought to bring sketching media and set up the obvious... comedy and tragedy masks on a red velvet cloth. After the first break (and one of my masks blew off it's still life stage) the sun came out and challenged me to swift moving light. I met the challenge by doing a different sketch every hour while chatting with the community about PAL, plein air, the netshed challenge and art, of course. G.A.- sketching to the beat in Spare Thyme.
Comedy mask sketch...
tragedy flew away.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Saltwater State Park

Saltwater State Park 9x12 oil on canvas
   Early this year I began my plein air season (April) at Saltwater State Park. It was cold, windy and finally the rain halted any adhesion of oil to any surface! Yet without the suffering there would not be this effort. Not a bad start to travels for the sake of art. G.A.- celebrating parks' birthday.