|Jacobs Bayou - ©Theresa Grillo Laird - 14x18 oil|
(with apologies for the iPhone photo!)
For anyone who has never participated in a paint out, here's what happens. Some paint outs are days long and you have to compete for a spot in them. Others, like this one, are only one day long and are open to anyone. In either case, they're an excellent way to meet other artists and see a variety of approaches to painting on the spot outdoors. Paint outs are also an excellent opportunity for the public to see artists at work and to purchase the freshly created paintings. Usually there is a reception open to the public where anyone can view and purchase the works and speak to the artists who created them. Great fun all around!
|relaxing after the day's painting while the show was being hung|
At the beginning of the event, you get your panels stamped by the organizers to ensure that no one is cheating by bringing in work that wasn't done during the event. Then you head out, pick your spot/s and start painting. The paintings are then turned in by the stated deadline and are hung and judged for prizes.
|waiting for the judges decision|
Best of show and second place went to the same artist Mitch Mann
|Mann's low key and very effective piece of work|
Third place went to pastellist Fred Myers. And sponsor's choice to Teresa Rogers.
|awarding the prizes|