Friday, June 18, 2010

Painting by Robin Roberts of Decatur, AL A beautiful rendering of the area looking up River from behind Twin Bridges Golf Course.

Noccalula Falls - Always a favorite attraction for tourists and artists alike. This painting, done by Katrina Weber of Huntsville, Al, was completed from the view not seen by most visitors - near the wedding chapel at the Falls. It was also the artist's choice as the best painting completed on Tuesday of the Plein Air Festival. Congratulations, Katrina!

The mark of a good artist is to find an interesting angle not perceived by everyone and make us take note. I think Donna Chieves of Birmingham was successful in doing so - don't you? Someone else must have thought so, too - this one sold during the silent auction.

And I guess this would be considered the "big" winner - the Old Rail Road Bridge by John Guernsey of Marietta, Georgia. John won the "Best of Show" prize for this work done on the first day of the Festival

Wow! Plein Air 2010 came and went so quickly I can hardly believe it. And guess what? We're already busy making plans for 2011. Thought you might like to see some of the paintings completed this spring -- Enjoy! Look for more of the paintings plus plans for 2011 on my blog - More next week! Elaine (Girl Friday!)

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Stormy Weather

The weather was really bad last evening, but thought you might like to see some of the photographs taken by Volunteers Harry Parker and Julie Curtis before the rains came!

Plein Air "Stars" for 2010

Well, the time is getting really close for GMA's 2010 Plein Air Festival and things are a bee hive of activity around here! We have a truly great line up of professional artists (Stars) for our Second Plein Air Festival:

Ron Bayens from Auburn (native of Canada)

Donna Chieves - Birmingham, AL

Dot Courson - Pontotoc, MS

John Guernsey - Marietta, GA

Greg Little - Oakland Park, FL

Susan Loeb - Atlanta, Georgia

Deborah Pellock - Suwannee, GA

Brenda Plunkett - Cave Springs, GA

Jan Polk - Southgate, Kentucky

Dmitriy Proshkin - Chattanooga, TN (native of Russia)

Craig Reynolds - Gadsden, AL

Ann Rhodes - Atlanta, GA

Robin Roberts - Decatur, AL

Ann Stickney - Northport, AL

Joan Ray Weaver, Fayette, AL

Katrina Webber - Huntsville, AL

Two volunteers have been busy with the camera taking shots of potential painting venues for the artists to consider. Here are a few of them for your viewing pleasure!