Sunday, March 1, 2009

Plein Aire Painters
Mud Creek Pottery
Calvert, Texas
February 21, 2009
This is the group of plein aire painters who met in Calvert, Texas, Saturday February 21, 2009. Shown in the photo, from left to right are, seated, Barbara Conitz of Port Lavaca, Toni Hardy of Madisonville, Kerrie Kerns of Tomball. Standing in back row, SuZan Alexander of College Station, Cecelia Conitz Heinrich of Bryan, Sonny Moss of Calvert, and Virginia Vaughan of Round Rock.
Vaughan, a Finalist for Texas State Artist for 2009-2010, was in Calvert to conduct the workshop. The day went from a demo by Vaughan of painting the sunrise to Vaughan painting the sunset, and ended with supper at the Dixie in Hearne.
The photo above was taken in Mud Creek Pottery where the group met for painting and instruction while a cold front blew in.
More photos to come!
You can see Vaughan's paintings from Calvert on her blog, and Kerns also has some of her pictures on her blog at .
Look for a return visit by Vaughan for another plein aire painting workshop in October. See her website for other upcoming workshops in various places. .
It's sad to hear on the news that broadcaster and actor, Paul Harvey, has died at age 90. I listened to his program every day as I drove to and from work. No one can tell a story just like Paul Harvey.
If you are in the area, go over to the Art Center to see the Brazos Valley Art League Spring Judged Show. You can click on the event in my sidebar, or go to Organizations and find the web site for the Brazos Valley Art League for more information.
It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood, as Mr. Rogers would say. But, it's plenty cold inside. 35 degrees when I woke up and now has warmed up to 51, outside. But, my room is in the shadey side of the house, and at the far end from the central heat/a/c. So, it is always the last to get heat from the morning sun. I'm going to have to bundle up more and find something hot to sip on. Tomato soup, maybe? Or hot chocolate!

1 comment:

pleintexasgirl said...

Yeah—look at that bunch of rowdy painters! I loved your Calvert town, Cecelia. Count me back in October. I will be up there sooner, I want to paint that Brazos bridge area. Gasp—there I go again—trying to paint architecture and torturing myself. I need to get down to Rockport and paint with your sister and V again. Have a good week!