🎨 Just a little "after plein air" sketch,
an upcoming pop-up art fair and what's happening in August
Working on some small watercolour study sketches. I call them “after plein air” paintings. They’re a joy to work on during a painting session. Brings back great memories.
The above image measures about 3 x 4-inches (7.5 x 11.5 cm). It is on watercolour paper (100% cotton rag). The double mat board (acid free) brings the image to about 5 x 7-inches (7.6 x 12.7cm).
I’ll be taking this small sketch with me to Parrsboro (and other works) on Sunday, July 31st, for a Pop-Up Art Fair from 11am-4pm at the Bandstand Park that ParrsboroCreative is hosting. If you’re in the area, please stop by.
The following animation shows the development of the above sketch from pencil design to completed small watercolour painting.
Brush with Nature
In August, I’ll turn my attention to the Land of Evangeline and the lush, romantic shoreline of the Annapolis Valley.
The King’s County Museum is hosting a plein air event from August 1st through August 20th. I’m registered and eager to take part.
Brush with Nature is a fundraiser for the museum and a nice opportunity to visit and paint this gorgeous area. Here are some favourite locations in one of my plein air sketchbooks, featuring the Bay of Fundy, that I’ll possibly revisit to paint in oils during this event. I’ll also revisit other areas in King’s County.
Here’s the agenda for Brush With Nature:
Long Brush Event: 1st-18th August 2022
From August 1st through 18th, registered artists paint within the boundaries of King’s County. Artwork is available in the King’s County Museum starting August 11th. Art sales are handled by the museum, which is located at 37 Cornwallis Street in Kentville, Nova Scotia.
Short Brush Event: 8:30 am – 4:00 pm, Saturday, August 20th
Artists paint at the Miner’s Marsh during this one-day event.
Artwork from the Short Brush challenge will be displayed on easels/stands (weather permitting) on the 20th. Art will be available at the museum on the 20th as well.
This will be fun.
Lovely painting and sketches Mary Ann! A Brush with Nature sounds like it will be a fun event--enjoy! :)