Sunday, October 11, 2009

Rhinebeck Paintout '09

Painting on location is one of the best things an artist can do and I took advantage of the opportunity at the latest "Paint-Out" event for Barrett Art Center. My watercolor painting , 20"x20", on paper was completed in four hours, framed and ready for the auction that followed. The day was overcast so I improvised lighting with cast shadows...experience gained from painting outdoors. The building was constructed and used to sell homemade and used goods during WWII, by relatives of FDR. Interesting architecture and history.