Friday, July 15, 2011

Hillsboro Plein Air Paintout in Jackson Bottom

Today was the first of two days of the annual plein air paintout in Hillsboro and I decided to pack up my oils and participate. After checking in and having the back of my boards stamped I drove to the refuge and set up with a wide open skies viewpoint and commenced to paint what I saw. I like the work I did but it isn't a winner, just practice with a deadline, thank you, Randall

My daughter arrived with her three youngest and Sarah, who's nearly 11, wanted to try her hand at painting with oil. she took to it like a duck to water and finished a very sweet little painting that's mostly sky. One concept she picked all up by herself is that she can look at what's in front of her and paint that rather than what's in her head.

I'll be painting again tomorrow in downtown Hillsboro, first at the 'Fast Draw" at the Walters Art Center, and then I'll set up downtown and tackle an urban scene. Painting commences at 9 am, and Fast Draw is at 10. We turn in our work for jurying at 2:30 at the Walters Center.   The Farmers Market is Saturday so the town will be hopping with activity, what with all the artists and farmers around. Maybe I'll see some of you there.


  1. what a neat idea, the day looked like a perfect one to be painting outside.

    my daughter can draw what she sees. she thinks that that is somehow "cheating" to not be able to draw from her head...i said are you kidding, to be able to draw what you see is a wonderful talent. to look at a person or photo and be able to draw them...

    I hope you have a wonderful day today Jo!



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