Saturday, September 19, 2009

Wakefield Paint Out

I painted today at the first Wakefield Paint Out at the farmers' market, Wakefield, MA, which has come about through the efforts of Pam Parras who is organizing the Wakefield Cultural Counsel. She did a fantastic job, lots of artists painted and sold their work. It was very windy but the sun was out. We had about 3 hours to paint and for some reason, I didn't get as much paint on it as I wanted. My painting was purchased by the organizers of the paint out.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Betty Lou Schlemm

Tuesday was a total delight. I attended two demos by Betty Lou Schlemm. She had the amazing fortitude to do a water color demo and class in the morning and an oil painting demo and a class in the afternoon--6 1/2 hours of work in one sunny, hot day, standing the whole time. She says it's her last, but everyone said that she has said this before. I loved it--I've been waiting for someone who would think outloud while they were painting, and she did that! I learned a lot. Next Tuesday is a paint out and wet paint auction at Annisquam, a beautiful place to paint with great scenes everywhere you look. I hope I can paint something worth submitting.