Friday, June 8, 2012
Saratoga Arts Fest
"November Afternoon", 9 x 12, pastel on sanded paper
This weekend is the Saratoga Arts Fest in beautiful Saratoga Springs NY. There are a lot of events going on downtown throughout the weekend. The above painting can be seen (and purchased) at the Mimosa Gallery which is hosting a fundraiser for the Arts Fest. The opening is tonight from 4 to 7 p.m. so if you're town please stop by (unfortunately I can't make the opening but hopefully you can!). I love the town of Saratoga. There is so much going on and there are lots of beautiful places in the area to paint. I will be teaching a weekend pastel plein air workshop through the Saratoga Arts Center in September. I will post more info on the workshop later so stayed posted!
In the meantime, I am getting a little plein air time in while visiting the Chesapeake Bay. This is an inn in a very small town in Maryland called Oxford. I was so into my painting that I didn't see the huge black clouds approaching until the loud thunder made me drop my brush! I had to pack up quickly and didn't have time to finish but I think I kind of like it where I left it. I'll let it sit a while.