Thursday, June 29, 2006

Quick Note

Just a quick note here to say that I hope you all made it through the storms and flooding safely. The weather has not been very good for painting out this season--maybe soon. If any of you have recently painted en plein air, please photograph and upload your paintings. Maybe that'll inspire me!

Thursday, June 22, 2006

Some links added

Spent a few days playing around but finally figured out how to add links. I've added three for your enjoyment and edification.

Wet Canvas is a huge art website. Once you get into the site, you can find a very active plein air forum under the "Artwork from Life" heading.

Then I added two blogs--I think you'll enjoy them both. Frank Edwards lives in Canada and writes "A Brush with Life". His paintings are among my favorites--full of color and great brushwork. Linda Blondheim shares not only her paintings but also words of wisdom gained from a lifetime of supporting herself and daughters by painting. She lives in Florida and our own Doug Brown had the pleasure of painting with her a couple of years ago when he was on vacation.

Sunday, June 18, 2006

Yippee--Jude's Here

Pennsylvania En Plein Air Society

Glad you've joined in, Jude! Now if you can only find time to paint. . . . . . .

Trying to figure out how to link to other plein air blogs, websites, articles, etc. so you can have something interesting to check out when there's not much happening in this blog. Rodrica, I know you have a website--feel free to add a link if you want to.

Monday, June 12, 2006

My painting at Vosberg Neck

I spent too much time talking and waiting for the sun and then, not wanting to come home empty handed, I quickly did a small painting. At this time of year, the "great wall of green" ruins a lot of my paintings--so frustrating.

Sunday Paintout at Vosberg Neck Festival

A few PEPS members were able to go to the Vosberg Neck Festival to paint this past weekend. I went on Sunday and caught up with Sue. I saw Woody as I was driving by but the traffic wouldn't allow me to stop and talk. Sue spoke to a small group of people about the history of plein air painting and shared some of her work.
She might not be happy with this photo but she is.

And this is the painting that she started before she had to quit and go do the lecture. Sorry it's crooked but I only took one shot of it--photographer, I'm not!

Friday, June 09, 2006

A word of caution

Considering the nature of the world, I want to remind everyone that our blog is open to anyone with access to the internet. Please exercise caution in posting plans to paint out, perhaps including only half of the information and email each other with the other half. Example: I want to paint at Nay Aug Park. Email me if you want to join me and we'll set a date and time. Or: I have time to paint on Sunday. Email or call me and we'll discuss a place to meet.

If we were planning a large group paintout, this might not be necessary; but if only one or two women are planning to go out, it might become a safety issue.

Glad you were able to sign up, Joanne. If anyone else is having the same problem responding to the invitation, let me know and I'll send you a new one.

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Glenburn Township Art Show

I will be organizing the 2nd annual Glenburn Art Show again this year. All PEPS members are invited to participate. The works can be plein air or studio. I haven't come up with a theme yet but it will be very general. It will probably be for the month of October again. I will post more information as I firm up some of the details. Hope you can participate!

Governor's Awards Painting

Hi All,

This is a first for me. Here is my painting that was juried into the Governor's Awards Show.

Thanks to Phyllis for creating the blog.

Maryann and I will be painting with Sue at Kings College at the Paint out on Thursday 6-8-06. Hope more of you can join in!

The Everhart Museum show

Just reminding you all that we have a two month exhibition scheduled at the Everhart Museum this fall. It is to be titled PEPS paints Lackawanna County so if you get a chance to paint out within the next few weeks, come to Lackawanna Co. And if you call or email me, and if my work schedule permits, I'll try to meet you. The work for this show must be ready by the end of July--more information coming in the next newsletter but thought I'd give you a "heads up". Phyllis

Hooray, hooray!

Welcome aboard, Rodrica! Will certainly like seeing your work posted here and hopefully you'll share some descriptions of your plein air experiences. I have been to your website and it is always a joy to view.

And I got email from Joanne that she was trying to figure out how to join the blog so maybe we'll see her in here soon.

Sunday, June 04, 2006

This is my painting that was juried into the 2006 PA Governor Awards for Arts Show. It is oil on panel, 11 x 14" and was painted in Waverly in March, 2005.

Saturday, June 03, 2006

PEPS members

Trying to create a blog to help us communicate with each other and share our painting adventures. Perhaps this will work, perhaps not.