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Tuesday, September 25, 2007

The Dvoor Farm Paint Out

Well, I went to the paint out at the Dvoor Farm and it was a heck of a lot of fun! I knew 6 of the 27 artists who were out painting that day. (There is safety in numbers!) There was live music and a big crowd of people wandering around the farm. The smell of buffalo burgers and freshly baked pizza was wafting through the air all day. Patricia, an artist painting with acrylics near me kept saying how she loved the smell of my oil paints and turpentine. Me, I much preferred the smell of those buffalo burgers.

Here's the scene I chose to paint - at the start, the wall was getting full sunlight:

By the time I finished, that wall was completely in shadow. That's just one of the big challenges of painting on location, especially with buildings - the light changes so quickly, that after a certain point, you're really painting from memory. I don't have a good image of my finished painting, but the Land Trust will be proving me with one:

I took these pictures at the end of the day when the crowd was already winding down, but it was a lot more lively earlier in the day:

I used to be a pretty shy person - still am, I guess - but my recent adventures in the art world have certainly helped me make progress on that front. The paint out really was a lot of fun, and I'm looking forward to attending the Fall Gala on Oct 20, when the paintings will be auctioned off.

The Dvoor Farm is a really incredible property, and I'm so happy to know that it's being preserved. I'm pretty sure I'll be painting back there again.


  1. The paint out at the Dvoor Farm just looks like so much fun. I agree about the safety in numbers... it's always fun to paint with other artist near by where you can chat, observe each others work etc.

    The painting I see in your photo really looks great ... are you going to show us a close up?

  2. Nancy, the only closeup photo I have looks pretty bad so I don't want to post that one. I'm hoping the Land Trust sends me a better image soon. I am doing a series of Dvoor Farm paintings in my studio, and I'll probably post those eventually. I have a lot of images of this farm floating around in my head!


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