Thursday, July 7, 2011

Marilyn Fairman reports from PleinAir Magazine's Adirondack Paint-Out

This just in from IPAP Signature Member Marilyn Fairman:

"I just returned from attending the June 21-26th "Publisher's Invitational Paint the Adirondacks" PleinAirTM Magazine outdoor painting event in the Adirondack Mountains of upstate New York.
PleinAir Magazine Publisher B. Eric Rhoads organized this wonderful, memorable event. Eric’s vision to have a plein air event for artists that was not a competition enabled us to paint, socialize, share our painting experiences and get to know artists from all over the country. Despite the rain, we painted every day and brought our wet paintings back to display during the social gatherings each evening. Over 80 artists participated, and it is estimated that 500 to 700 works were painted over the six days! It was a fabulous week. I got to meet so many interesting, friendly and accomplished plein air artists!"

More event images here.

Friday, July 1, 2011

International Plein Air Painters - July Feature artist Marilyn Witt

Marilyn Witt, Indiana

Artist’s Statement
Growing up on a farm in Indiana has given me a love of nature and the beauty of the land. This has been the inspiration for many of my oil and pastel landscapes. The balance, rhythm, color and light of the seasons find their way into my paintings.
I also enjoy figurative, urban, and garden scenes and subjects inspired by my travels to the southwest, the east coast, and Europe.
I hope to give the viewer a heightened awareness of the beauty of the world around us. The greatest compliment is when someone sees my painting and says, “I feel this place”. 
See more of Marilyn's work HERE