Friday, September 4, 2009

Plein Air Painters of the Southeast Come to North Carolina

The Plein Air Painters of the Southeast PAP-SE Came to Leatherwood Resort and Equestrian located between Boone and Wilksboro, NC during the last week in August to hold a Paint Out and Artists Workshops. I camped out Tuesday through Friday and painted with many wonderful artist from around the state, several from surrounding states and as far away as Indiana! I'm not sure what the official count was but I would estimate around 40 artists came out. This was a wonderful event and a great opportunity for many of us to learn, share, and network. Some of the PAP-SE members who came to participate were: President - Diane Cruickshanks May, VP- Dee Beard Dean, Larry Moore, L. Diane Johnson, Paula Frizbe, Perry Austin, Loryn Brazier, Gavin Brooks, Richard Oversmith, Junko Ono Rothwell, and Michelle Morton-Public Relations. Thanks to PAP-SE professional painters for organizing this great event!!!

Artists Gina Strumpf and Dee Beard Dean in Elk Creek

Diane Johnson with her comfy setup

Clarkson Jones painting at our campsite

Larry Moore, from Florida painting on his Gloucester style easel

The Group painting Keys Cabin in the beautiful morning light

Not a word was spoken from these artists for 90 minutes as we were in deep concentration trying to capture the fleeting light.

artists spouses doing some serious book reading

Afternoon by the River

This is one serious painter who put us to shame; she drove 2 hours from Charlotte with her 3 yr old son to paint with us in the hot sun not to mention she is nine months pregnant.

Trey Finney from South Carolina before supper

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