Friday, June 19, 2009

Day Two - 2009 Gettysburg Fringe Festival Plein Air Paint Out (Includes 2 new pictures added 6/20/2009)

We had a beautiful day for painting today. Most of the artists painted on site at Gettysburg College, but some of us set off for Little Round Top. What an amazing experience we had there - people of all nationalities; groups of children, groups of our armed forces men and women, and the fantastic Gettysburg Battlefield tour guides. Many people stopped to see our work and chat - it was lots of fun. One group of Italians (who could speak no English) looked at our paintings and said "Bella, Bella! Bravissimo!" - I am pretty sure that meant that they liked what they saw! Every time I plein air paint, I get lots of questions about my gear. I am beginning to think I should be a sales rep for Judson's!

Here are some photos. This first one is a group of our military listening to the tour guide.

This is the view from Little Round Top that I painted today. What a lovely, serene vista. It's hard to even fathom the death and destruction that took place there during the Battle of Gettysburg. But I swear you can feel the presence of the people who fought there.

And this is my painting for the day.
"View from Little Round Top" 9 X 12 Oil on Linen Panel

Here are two additional pictures that were taken by Mary Beth Brath. Both scenes are from artists painting at the Gettysburg College on Day Two.


Kathleen Harrington Paints said...

Love the painting! Isnt it a great experience painting on location?

Claire said...

Yes it is, Kathleen. I have been thoroughly enjoying every minute of it. Hope your plein air event went well!


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