Sure, one could embark on a painting marathon on home turf, with friends and family ready to provide key support. But what happens if an artist tries to paint 24 paintings in 24 hours in a different city?
Vistas used to be Jennifer Young's thing. Then she moved to the Bellevue neighborhood in Richmond, Virginia. Suddenly the intimate beauty of a backyard garden became her primary motif. "When I moved here 10 years ago I didn't know a thing about gardens," she says. "I didn't realize how into it people are around here. Over the years it has become so inspiring to me, seeing what works in other people's gardens."
Marc Dalessio hitched a ride on his gallery owner's boat recently for a week-long cruise around the islands off the Dalmatian coast, and he painted along the way. The joys were obvious, the challenges, surprising.
The Door County Maritime Museum is hosting its Paint the Bay event on August 2 in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin. Artists may register in advance now.
Many artists feel they can better choose their submissions to competitions if they have some insight into the thinking process of the juror. Albert Gury, the juror for the June-July contest in the PleinAir Salon, shared with us some of his thoughts on judging entries. Gain some insight into his approach for entering the contest; the deadline is midnight on July 31.