Here's a close up of my friend Jessica Kirby painting during the 1st Plein Air Paint Out in Bloomfield, IA during the communities Special Christmas Day, Dec. 4th.
The event was sponsored by the Davis Co. Arts Council and 9 artists from all over the state and one from MO participated. Sign in and reception was held in the Courtyard Gallery & Studio where we were treated like royalty.
Here's what Hans Olson from Fairfield, IA was working on.
John Preston created 2 outstanding watercolors....took 1st place purchase award and an honorable mention. In this photo, he's standing on the SE corner of the Courtyard lawn looking East.
.....and another view of Jessica that was set up in front of the Gallery/Studio. I was actually parked in the middle section of the road just left of her. I sat up my easel next to my car and was surprised at how many people walked over from the sidewalk to visit and view what I was working on.
Next time I'll remember to take more photos of everyone. We were all in short walking distance of each other. By the time I got around to thinking of documenting the event, most the artists had already headed to the studio to frame their finished works.
For December, we had FANTASTIC weather to work by. It was arranged for us to work from business windows if weather had turned sour. As it was, temp was high 40's and the wind didn't pick up until mid afternoon. We were to be done...with work hanging by 4pm.