The Nashville Plein Air Artist organization, The Chestnut Group, partners with local historic and environmental groups to preserve and protect fragile natural areas. This year we have partnered with FORL....Friends of Radnor Lake, which you can read all about HERE.
"Partnering", in our case. means painting. Lots and lots of painting. Morning, noon, and night painting. Plein air and studio painting. And all that effort results in many lovely paintings in a wildly popular art show happening in 10 days! Proceeds from the sale of art benefit FORL and enable them to acquire additional land, improve and educate the visitors' experience, and continue their environmental and historical research of the State Natural Area.
Would you like to see some of the paintings in this years show?? CLICK HERE for the link to the art show page.
And here are the paintings from my Radnor experience....
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I am thrilled to participate in the Martin Masters Fine Art Show & Sale this year! What a terrific line up of creatives, especially with Frank Baggett as the featured artist! It runs this Friday evening (free wine!) and Saturday 10-3. Come and enjoy this event...and see my new paintings!! Happy Autumn!
Last winter in Mexico, we bought shrimp from Gustavo. He seemed like a simple man with a simple life. Every morning he would arrive, carrying his blue Coleman cooler filled with ice and last night's catch of fresh shrimp. "Camarooooon!" he called out and gradually the sleepy vacationers would trudge down with pesos and thoughts of sweet, fresh shrimp stir fry for that night's dinner. I took a photo of him showing off the extra large camaroon to entice us to purchase (no arm twisting was needed!) Later, at home, I painted this figurative portrait. If you've been reading my blog, you know you've seen it already.
Why am I reposting it? We were in Mazatlan again. There was a new shrimp seller. Pretty much at the same time I was painting this face, Gustavo passed away. It moved me to the core, having spent the hours studying and rendering every shadow of turning, each suggestion of line, wrinkle, the silver in his mustache, the Pope hat. I felt like he was a friend; we were friends. And, really, I knew nothing about him but in painting him it feels like I honored and connected with his life.
Hello! My name is Wendy and I am passionate about oil painting! Whether in the studio or out in Mother Nature, I get lost in the experience of capturing on canvas the moment and the feel of what I am painting. I pour my love and energy into every single piece of artwork and I hope it shows! This blog is a place where I can use words to talk about art, painting, life, faith, things that make me laugh, and things that inspire. I love every response, so don't be shy about leaving a comment...