Door County Plein Air Festival 2011
Here are a few vignettes of the festival...
Each day we are given suggested areas in which to paint so that the very supportive public can be there to interact with the artists as we work. Thursday, we were asked to paint in Bailey's Harbor on the East Coast of Door County. It turned out to be one of the hottest days on record, but the wonderful volunteers were there to hand out welcome bottles of cold drinks so that we wouldn't wilt in the blistering heat.
Lunch in Bailey's Harbor with comrades and feature artists, Mark vanderVinne, Shelby Keefe, Mary-Ann Davis and Tom Nachreiner.
My painting at Bailey's Harbor titled: "The Blacksmith's Shop"
The Peninsula School of Art.
The Friday Gala event at the school Art Gallery, with the week's body of work on display and sold through silent auction.
The Saturday Dockside "Quick Paint" shows a capacity crowd and Don Groesser doing a magnificent job of auctioning the paintings at Dockside, Fish Creek. The dedicated organizers, enthusiastic volunteers, talented artists and the incredible support of the public made this year's Door County Plein-Air Festival another resounding success.
Well done everyone!
Until next time, keep those brushes clean and ready to go!
Quote of the week:
"Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up."