Sunday, June 22, 2008
I'm not big on plein air paintings generally but I saw this one and thought...it's not just a landscape, that's an artwork. Sigh...
Em and I are both pretty glad that the festival is over. Jun 21 truly was the longest day of the year. It's good to be challenged and it's good to reconnect with artist friends. It's hard to paint under pressure, out in wild. Our mantra for the weekend was something Emily said, "paint smarter, not harder." Our goal was to try to incorporate what we actually do (figurative/narrative painting) with what we don't do (plein air painting).
Now I'm excited to get back to my studio with all of my stuff and my cushy swivel chair and do what I do.