development – midway paint out ’09: kohler’s pot-rock home


The final event of the Plein Air Event…the Midway Paint out lasts 5 hours.  Check in is from 7-8 am.  By noon, the paintings must be framed and hung.  It’s always a whirlwind.  The first year, I didn’t even finish my painting. : )  Thank goodness I’ve gotten faster since then! 

I plopped down in front of Dale & Joyce Kohler’s charming pot-rock home early Saturday morning.  The shadow was crawling across the roof top as I sketched it in…didn’t want to miss that. 

Paint Outs tend to invite so many conversations.  I visited with walkers, strollers, a couple cyclists, Julie from Sidetrack Cafe, Sally Hauter…and other curious lookers-on.  One wife of a painter even offered me a chair as I neared the end of the painting.  So thoughtful.  🙂

The bugs and sun were kind…so were the clouds.  The rain fell for a bit, paint smearing enough that I began to set up in the back of the Stratus trunk.  It stopped, and started once more, but I managed to finish in time.  phew!  Quite possibly my favorite from the entire week.

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