What a great weekend! Thank you so much to my friend Wanda in Atlanta who allowed me crash on her sofa. This past week the Olmsted Linear Park Alliance hosted the third annual plein air invitational with some of the most talented painters today.
I was thrilled to meet Shelby Keefe and watch her paint. She has the most distinctive under-paintings!!
Robert J. Simone is a very generous artists. We chatted for quite a while on Saturday morning and he showed me how he blocks in warms and cools.
Ran into a few fellow Chestnuts... Roger Dale Brown and Beverly Ford Evans
Met several new artists.... Bryan Guiliami
and Suzie Baker
And Zufar Bikbov
The quick paint competition was exciting.
The Judges scrutinized every painting and ended up with a tie. First place winners were Jim Richards and Aimee Erickson.
The Olmsted Plein Air Invitational never disappoints.