Sunday, May 30, 2010

Great Paint Out!

"Mossy Oak"
11" x 14" acrylic on canvas

 Yesterday was everything I was hoping for in a paint out and more!  It was delightful.  The Village at Indian Springs is a picturesque cluster of cottages, gardens, shops, deli, museum and studio/gallery that is adjacent to Indian Springs State Park, the oldest park in Georgia, steeped in history.  The weather was perfect.  The group of twelve painters was a rich mix of talents and mediums, thanks to Plein Air Georgia. We painted in loose clusters where we could visit, encourage and critique each other. We were hosted wonderfully by Generations Gallery from check-in to the reception at Pinky's, where artists and guests enjoyed refreshments while viewing the artwork, visiting and casting ballots for the favorite art produced that day.  Artists each had two ballots and guests had one each.  I was honored that "Mossy Oak" received Best in Show ribbon and a check.  Valerie Chitvanni's "Indian Springs Rocks" received First Place and Bambi Rogers' "Break of Dawn" received Second Place. Several of us have vowed to get together on a more frequent basis for group painting and critiques at this location and Generations Gallery has agreed to be our "base".  I'm looking forward to it because it is the way I learn the best.  Thanks to all who really made my day!

Valerie & Bambi

(more pictures)
 The Motley Crew....great fellowship!

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