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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

It's The Season for Plein Air Paint-Outs!

It's finally springtime, and time to unpack the outdoor painting gear in preparation for all the upcoming plein air painting opportunities that are showing up on the calendar. Our inbox has been flooded with paint-out notices these last few weeks.

Last fall, before Charles stowed his gear away for the winter, we were able to participate in 3 paint-outs hosted by various organizations:

We joined the folks of Plein Air Georgia at Indian Springs State Park in Jackson GA on September 11 for International Plein Air Paint-Out Day.

Mid-October found us at Smith-Gilbert Gardens in Kennesaw GA for their twice-yearly paint-out. The trees were starting to turn and the roses were still in bloom - it made for a beautiful 2 days.

The very next weekend we were south of Atlanta in Newnan GA for Oil Painters of America's 2010 Georgia Paint-Out. Every autumn OPA sponsors paint-outs in numerous states. This year 42 Georgia artists gathered at the home of out hostess, oil painter Millie Gosch, to capture the beautiful autumn colors across the rolling hills.

Photos from all three of these outings can be found in albums on Charles' Facebook page:
--  Indian Springs paint-out 
--  Smith-Gilbert Gardens paint-out 
--  OPA paint-out

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