Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Glen Eyrie Paint Out - Success

Last month I went down to Colorado Springs to be a part of the first annual Glen Eyrie Paint Out. It was a perfect weekend for it – the weather couldn’t have been any nicer and Glen Eyrie had no shortage of inspiring views.

There were about 40 artists in attendance and plenty of space to spread out - everyone found something different to paint. On Saturday the artists attended workshops and spent the afternoon painting. (The following day I got to see a picture of a bear that had wandered in that afternoon to investigate.)

Sunday morning, the artists got straight to painting and enjoying the day. A herd of big horn sheep kept running through the grounds too, which made for some added excitement.

Here are some pictures of the castle and of me talking with North Carolina artist Dan Nelson. Local artist Skip Whitcomb was the juror for the works produced that day. He offered up this advice: Plein air painting is much too serious work for us to take it too seriously.

The paint out was so much fun to be a part of and I want to thank all of the folks at Glen Eyrie and all of the artists, namely Gary Bradley and Skip Whitcomb for making it a big success. I can’t wait to see everyone again next year.

~ Alicia


Gary Bradley said...

Thanks Alicia, Judsons was a great sponsor for the event. Your support helped make the event special. By the way we will have a one day paintout Sept 26th this fall. The cost is $20 for the day. Send send me an email at gary@viaaffirmativa.com if you have an interest in joining us for the day.

Dan Nelson said...

Alicia! You guys were SUCH a great addition to our paint-out! I have been using several of the products you gave us . . . and I am sure to order more! I sincerely hope our paths will cross again.
A small FYI: my "real" website is DanNelsonArt.com. Your link persuaded me to finally go ahead and cancel that old one.
THANKS again!

Judsons Art Outfitters said...

We changed the link, Dan. Thanks so much. Hope to see you again.