Friday, April 24, 2015

Plein Air to Farmer's Market 2015

"Bentonville Farmer's Market" 8x10 oil on canvas

I hosted the first paint out with PAPO (Plein Air Painters of the Ozark) this year.  We had it at Downtown Bentonville.  It was so spring fresh with bright green leaves on the trees and grounds and the tulips in multiple colors all over the square!  

 I decided to capture the monument and fountain which was full of tulips and the courthouse in the background.
Karolyn Ferrell and Erika Nelson photo by Cindy Ho
There are more photos from the event at this link PAPO  At lunch I decided not to join the group for lunch and headed home because I wasn't feeling well and the weather changing to the forecast-ed stormy afternoon.

This is how my painting evolved with final version as farmer's market shown on top of my palette above.

Underpainting of my piece

Erika Nelson's original plein air piece April 8, 2015
But I decided it needed to look like how I most enjoy the square - with the farmer's market going on, on a Saturday morning, with vendors and people and performers around it.  We all had a great day!

Friday, April 3, 2015

An Art video for my birth month!

~There is Youtube video  on this post~
I can't believe I've gone over a year since my last post!  My apologies to readers who missed me!  When my studio became move-in ready back in January 2014 my art life simply got beyond manageable to also accommodate my blogging.  

Today I was actually editing a video with most of my art from 2014 when I stumbled upon my videos of me painting my birthday cake from last year.  So I ended up setting aside the big video I was working on and started editing this.  To my great surprise I finished it in one day lol!  Goodness I didn't realize I'm all over the place when I paint haha  Goes to tell you - document yourself when you can as you will be pleasantly surprised later!  

This is it for now and hopefully the bigger video will soon follow.  Hope you're having a lovely spring season! :)