Saturday, September 12, 2009

International World Wide Paint Out

A hardy bunch of plein air painters descended on Ocala today in observance of the World Wide Paint Out. Gray skies and occasional rain did not deter these focused artists from painting, painting, painting. As a sheltered studio artist, I'm impressed.

Voilart! served as a base for the painters to check in and provide their approximate location, get a cold drink of water and most important - use the bathroom! And that's another challenge for these artists that I am just not aware of. I guess a tree would stand in for facilities when they paint in the woods.

international plein air paint outImportant equipment like this umbrella to serve rain or shine.

world wide plein air paint out
plein air paintingLove this woody that this painter works out of.

downtown Ocala
Blakley HouseSome painters planned ahead such as Carole Drost
who's working on the porch of the Blakley House.

Heat, rain, wind, bugs, rapidly changing light, weirdos, animals - I admire them for their tenacity under all these conditions.

"All pictures painted inside in the studio will never be as good as the things done outside." - Paul Cezanne. Well, there you go.


Linda Blondheim said...

I'm so glad the studio is going well for you and Jack. Blessings,

Sharon Crute said...

You've been so supportive Linda. I can't tell you how much I appreciate it.

Anonymous said...

Kudos to any artist that can brave the outdoors and the challenges of onlookers and weather, ok and where's the ladies room.

Offering up your gallery/studio is another brilliant outreach.

And how/where do you always find those utterly customized quotes?