We were afforded simply beautiful weather to paint in -- and a beautiful city. Just amazed at the beauty of Fort Wayne -- all cities in Indiana should take notes! Anyhow, Jan, Marley and myself headed there Thursday and camped in Crimson. Met new friends and some dear old old ones, too. Went to dinner Saturday night at Wu's Fine Chinese restaurant where the food was amazing and the service too! It was a 0x0 weekend. Didn't win any thing and didn't sell anything ( though there were a few sold by others )
Got two out of three of yesterdays events accomplished. Our daughter in laws grandmother passed away, the funeral was yesterday. We were able to attend, and I must say it was the "Best" funeral I ever attended! Helen was love by a lot of people! Then we went to Brown County and TC Steele's to pick up this painting which won First Place at T.C. Steele "Festival of Flowers PaintOut". The weather was rather crappy. So we assumed that the third event planned would be canceled ( outdoor concert by the "Flying Toasters" at Cool Creek Park, Westfield. So we had an enjoyable dinner in Nashville and wandered home -- never the direct route.
I found out that I copied someone else’s painting . . . . which I am extremely sorry for. It is gone. I thought it was a photo, and was under the false impression that photos ( when posted on fB or elsewhere in the public domain ) were not copyrighted unless the copyright symbol © appeared on them . . . . I was wrong about that, too. The older I get, the more I learn.
Saturday, like so many of them, involved loading the truck with easels and paints to head somewhere to paint en plein air . . . . this time, IPAPA organized a paint-out at Holliday Park, in Indianapolis. It was, with out a doubt the most perfect weather in which to paint! Mid-80s, slight breeze, sunny and not too much pollen! I packed dinner and Marley Cat and headed the 13ish miles to the park with good painter friend. We arrived about 1pm and set-up . . . Marley and I were under a big tree near the Nature Center.
As the afternoon progressed, once in a while someone would stop to take a look at my canvas, talk a bit and pet Marley. Finally around 3:30, 4 o'clock I finished ( before over painting ) and headed to the nature center, because nature called, hee hee.
I took several paintings with me, along with five easels to set up for in exhibit there in the lobby. I saw quite a few painter friends and we got a chance to visit. At 5 PM the sales started . . . people meandered in and looked around. I think a total of two paintings were sold ( none of them were mine. ) We packed up around 7:30 and went home with good memories!
The paint-out at the IMAs 100 Acre Woods was a nice day for Janice, Marley myself and four other plein air painters: Avon, John, Jud and Donna. Too bad the 25,000 expected visitors didn't show up! Maybe 250 came ( if you stretch it a little. )
It was just a beautiful, day weather perfect!
We enjoyed ourselves, got a chance to visit amongst ourselves and even ended up going to ( very early ) dinner.
All-in-all it was a nice, fun day.