If you visit the Indianapolis Museum of Art ( IMA ) website to look for the goings-on tomorrow, you’ll find:
"FAMILY DAY: CAMP ADVENTURE
Saturday, June 3 / 10 am-3 pm
Plein Air Painting demonstration with Indiana Plein Air Painting Association
11 am – 3 pm
Five of us plein air painters were asked, selected, to do our thing on the grounds. I use to paint there several times a season, then they started charging $18 per adult! That put an end to painting at the IMA, believe me! As an enticement to get us to paint, the IMA is giving each of us a year’s membership! You will be seeing many more paintings from the IMA.
Earlier this week the weatherman predicted all sorts of rain tomorrow . . . Now it's only a slight chance, thank-you Lord!
Janice, Marley and myself will be there in the morning, hoping to see you if at all possible.
The weatherman said its going to be a perfect day, so I’m going to paint en plein air.
Our truck is at the mechanic’s and we’re waiting for their analysis. So we can’t go anywhere, except on foot or on our bikes. Praying that isn’t a major issue.
I want to finish a painting started ten days ago ( from pic on left ), and start another one from the pic on the right.
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Back a week or so, I was contacted and asked to be one of five plein air painters to paint and exhibit on the grounds of the Indianapolis Museum of Art. I am very honored by the invitation, and am looking forward to the experience — I hope to represent my profession well! ( Praying for fine weather ) I’ll let you know how that all goes, stay tuned.
Yesterday we ( Jan, Marley and myself ) went to the AAHC’s paint-out in New Castle. First of all, we were blown away by their beautiful grounds and their facility! Holy cow! They have an arts garden of many acres, two gallery buildings and an enormous covered area with a beautiful concrete floor ( kids having fun on skateboards ) - its far larger then an acre!
A new friend, Stacy was the solo artist featured in the main gallery — they had 90 of her paintings hung — all sizes and all framed.
After the paint-out they served us pizza and wings supper ( I had a couple slices of a vegetarian and no wings Marley, on the other paw, had a chicken wing and some pieces of pizza ) The paintings were brought in and placed on their easels, 'bout 20 of them. Mine was not very good, just didn’t have it in me.
On the way home, just after leaving New Castle our FORD F-250 broke down ( again ) just once again proving the fact that its name stands for: Fix Or Repair Daily; Found On Road Dead, and if you read it backwards: Driver Returns On Foot! So, once again, Jan and I snuggle with Marley on our laps in a Tow Truck.