Saturday, March 20, 2010

What are "Plein Aire" Events?

Plein Aire is fancy for painting done out of doors. Any type of paint will do: watercolor, oil, acrylics, tempera, etc. As long as the painting is done outside, the painting can be considered "en plein aire."

This event happens to be a contest, with rules for the participating artists. Here are a few:

1. All paintings or drawings must be created at the place, during the contest hours. Contest hours for this event are  Saturday from 9 am until 4 pm, Sunday from 9 am to noon.

2. All supports (another name for canvas, or paper, or wood, etc. used to hold the paint) must be blank at the start of the contest. This will be checked upon arrival. Textures are fine to have, as long as blank.

3. All paintings or drawings must stay overnight. This is to avoid work on the art during non-contest hours.

4. All work entered is juried. There are prizes, but the experience is enough for most artists. 

The best part of the contest is working with artists that are unfamiliar to me, seeing new perspectives, and being outside in the beautiful South Florida weather.

My third place winner from the 2009 event:
10 x 8 in. on wood

For more event information about April 17th and 18th, please click My Event or my earlier announcement Blog Post.

Angeline Marie of
Angeline Marie Fine Art


JJ said...

Thank you. I love it!

Jason L. Eldridge said...

I love that painting! How long does it take you to complete a painting light that? Is this a place that you have been too?

Angeline-Marie said...

JJ, you're welcome!

Jason, 10 years. LOL That is another blog post. =)

Jason L. Eldridge said...

Well, you know it has to be a good painting when I keep coming back to look at it... Nice job!!!

Angeline-Marie said...

Thanks Jason!

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