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.