Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Plein Aire Painting Workshop in Calvert

Plein Aire Painters
Mud Creek Pottery
Photo by Sonny Moss
Back row, left to right: Sonny Moss, Calvert; Cecelia Heinrich, Bryan; Charles Smith, Houston; Judy Weger, Caldwell; Judy Strzinek, North Richland Hills; Becky Luther, Bryan; and Georgeanne Muse, Hearne.
Front row, left to right: Judy Elliott, Franklin; Nancy Holder, Temple; V....Vaughan, Round Rock; Mary Waldson, Gause; and Barbara Conitz, Port Lavaca.
We had a great time plein aire painting in Calvert last Saturday.
The above photo shows our group in the afternoon, gathered at Mud Creek Pottery for a short lesson on drawing and composition basics. This information precluded going out on Main Street to paint buildings.
I have more photos to post and will probably do those as a slide show.
Go to Virginia Vaughan's blog to see the paintings that she did as she demonstrated and taught during the day long workshop. .
I think that everyone enjoyed our area and the experience. We plan to do it again. The tentative date is Saturday February 28. So mark your calendar and think about joining us.
More on the workshop in the next post.
Saturday is the big 20th World Wide Sketch Crawl day. I hope that, wherever you are, you will spend a little time drawing your surroundings, and let us know what you did, post on the sketch crawl website, , your own blog or website, or join us in Bryan or Calvert, if you are local. If you live in another community, maybe you would be interested in starting a group there to join in the Sketch Crawl. I just checked out their site and, at this point, they have people registered in 34 different cities outside the United States, and 48 cities in the U.S. I'm anxious to see what everyone does.
Remember, this is for everyone, everywhere, and it's free. Students, adults, children, families, groups, or individuals. All skill levels. All media. All day or a few minutes. Just record your surroundings through art, then share your experiences and your work online.
Locally, we are officially starting about 8:30 a.m. at the Frame Gallery in downtown Bryan, or, in Calvert, Mud Creek Pottery. You can start earlier if you want. You can work with a group, or alone.
If you are in another community, you can work there and even start your own group. Or, if you are close, you can join us in Bryan or Calvert. Just bring a chair or something to sit on, if you need one, and your sketching materials, personal items you will need for the day. Your only cost will be whatever you want to spend on food, snacks, or items you wish to purchase. It may be cool early, so you may need a jacket or sweater. Later, it is supposed to be another beautiful day here.
Let me know if you need more information.
Let's get out there and draw the Brazos Valley, or wherever you are!


V....Vaughan said...

What a great looking group!!!!!
A good thing we didn't take a group shot at the END of the day!!!
It was a fun day, thanks to you, Cecilia!!!

BC said...

It was a GREAT day! Making new friends, eating good food, having an ideal place and day to paint, and above all learning from a person that is not only a wonderful artist, BUT also a darn good teacher...despite one dedicated hardhead. Now, who could that be? Thanks V, and thanks Cecelia for your organizing it.