Gather up your easel and painting supplies and channel your inner-Monet! Join local artists from the Outdoor Painters of Minnesota in plein air painting on the field and in the Sculpture Garden from 11 – 9 pm on July 12th. Try your hand at this outdoor painting technique that peaked in the 19th century when the concern with natural light fascinated the Impressionists.
Not a painter yourself? Have no fear – Derek Davis, president of Outdoor Painters of Minnesota, will perform a plein air painting demo from 5 – 7pm. So feel free to come and learn about the techniques of open-air painting while observing a pro. While this is the only official demo scheduled, the following are just some of the local artists who will also be present and painting out in the open throughout the day:
Scott Lloyd Anderson – www.scottlloydanderson.com
Richard Abraham – www.richardabraham.com
Kami Mendilik Polzin – www.kamipolzin.com
Cheryl Leclair Sommer- www.leclairsommer.com
Chris Copeland – www.christophercopeland.com
-Outdoor Painter Carl Judson of Guerrilla Painter will demonstrate and talk plein air tools on Sunday July 29th
-6 local artists will be sketching pet portraits outside Wet Paint’s Grand Avenue location on Sunday August 5th for Paws on Grand
-In partnership with Groveland Gallery, Plein Air Smackdown II on August 18th
-Demonstration by renowned water colorist Andy Evansen on Saturday August 25th
See you on the field this Thursday and don’t forget to B-Y-O-Brushes!