Jeremy Sams Art Blog

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Mooresville Artist Guild Plein Air Paintout

Liberty Park Falls
10x8 acrylic on masonite

The good people at the Mooresville Art Guild hosted a plein air painting competition on March 31. What a beautiful little town! The historic downtown area was packed full of great places to paint. If you enjoy urban scenes, you'd be in a painter's paradise. 

The morning started out drenched in rain. I think everyone who came out was a little hesitant to see if anyone else would brave the weather. Luckily, there were plenty of artists who didn't mind a little moisture in the air...especially when you've came equipped with your painting umbrella (a must-have for this time of year). Toward the middle of the day, the sun broke through and all these nice highlights popped out. What a beautiful day it turned out to be!

I was privileged to paint along side of fellow artists, Craig Franz and Scott Boyle. We chose Liberty Park to set up our gear and begin our painting process. It's always good to paint with other artists when possible. They tend to give fresh perspectives and constructive critiques in each other's paintings. Sometimes we get bogged down on particular parts of our paintings and we neglect other problem areas. Another artist's eye can help you spot these. It's also good to hear their tips and to bounce techniques off each other...iron sharpens iron.

 Craig Franz

Scott Boyle 
(check out the ez-up canopy he's painting that's being prepared!)

Thanks Shade-buddy for keeping me dry!

As for my painting of the day, I was honored to have received an honorable mention in the show. 

 Does adidas sponsor painters? Hmmm...I doubt it.

What could be better than salad, meatballs and pasta in the company of talented friends? Thanks Cheri for the great meal!

This particular show will be on display until the end of April. So, if you're in the area, come out and see the beautiful work. Visit Mooresville Artist Guild for more info and to see the other great paintings. 

My painting, Liberty Park Falls is for sale through the gallery for $320. If you're interested, feel free to contact me or contact the Mooresville Artist Guild.