As the days here in Virginia grow cooler and the weather has drawn us back outside I'm looking forward to flying to New Mexico to participate in the Annual Historic Canyon Road Paint Out for the first time in 2012 and will be painting at Ventana Fine Art.
I'm already thankful to artist friend Wendy Higgins for enthusiastically telling me about this event last year. She describes it as a wonderful day where artists of varied interests all come out together and have a great time creating. It's not a competition but a good old fashioned paint out where anything goes. It's this kind of camaraderie that creates a beautiful balance in the independent lifestyle of many studio artists. While our contemplative life in the studio or daily experience of painting alone "en plein air" affords us plenty of peaceful time that many of us cherish - the bursting dialog of visual ideas is an equally important and stimulating treat.
Come listen with your eyes!
If you're in town, please drop by and see me outside Ventana at 400 Canyon Road. The Fifth Annual Historic Canyon Road Paint out takes place from 10am - 3pm on Saturday October 20th in Santa Fe.
For more information about the event visit the event's webpage:
Fifth Annual Historic Canyon Road Paint Out
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