Ireland is SO beautiful!! (That might be the understatement of the year.) We toured the southwest region on our late summer trip and explored such areas as the Dingle Peninsula, part of the Ring of Kerry, Killarny, Kinsale and Old Head, and many more delightful places. It actually didn't rain so very much but was still a little brisk for my "fair weather painting preference." Only once was the timing and weather just right to set up and paint plein air. More about that later. The other two paintings were done in our lodging room with photo reference taken a day or two earlier.
Finally there came a day when all the stars aligned... as in the sun shining, handy transportation, supportive travel mates, and an amazing locale. It is really true that painting from life, plein air, brings it's own magic. I stood on the rocky, muddy shore as the tide went out, felt the heat of the sun, the breeze off the water; heard the squidgy pops of whatever lives under the mud and entered that zone where time passes without notice. When the painting said 'enough' and I returned to earth my canvas shoes were soaked and I was so happy.
There is a passel of photos in my painting queue from our trip to Ireland. Five are already started so stay tuned. I'll post the finished products in the next few weeks.
Thank you so much for reading!!
Cumberland River Compact "Our Water. Our Future."
Art Show and Sale
Opening: "River Talk Event" this Thursday October 11,2018 12pm-1pm
Show Dates: October 11, 2018 - November 7, 2018
The Bridge Building, 3rd Floor, 2 Victory Ave #300, Nashville, TN 37213
Please join us as we partner with The Cumberland River Compact for "Our Water. Our Future." art exhibit and sale Thursday October 11 - November 7th, 2018.
The show will open with the Cumberland River Compact's free River Talk event this Thursday October 11 at 12pm. The registration link is included HERE. Please make plans to join us as we discuss our mission, how our partnership supports water conservation, our history, and the process of plein air painting.
The show features a Pop-Up show, hosted by the Cumberland River Compact. We're excited to be able to partner for the online show for the first time in conjunction with the exhibition as well. The show opens Oct 11 and artwork is available for sale!
The "River Talk" event will be held in the picturesque Lucius E. Burch III Event Space on the 3rd floor of the Bridge Building (map is attached in link). You can see the show in their beautiful event space during business hours. Please contact Allison Dumas for more information and for sales inquiries.
Parking is free and available in Lot R South (not during special events) and is adjacent to Nissan Stadium. Parking passes are available for the "River Talk" event through their event page (see link above).
A generous portion of all sales directly benefits the conservation of The Cumberland River.
Here are the three paintings I will have in the Art Show at the Bridge Building:
I hope you can make it to the show and check out the ONLINE GALLERY, too! A large percentage of the art sales go to benefit the Cumberland River Compact and their work to educate and improve the entire watershed.
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...