Tuesday, August 11, 2009

"Quilt Garden Paint-Out" and McCord Gallery Plein Air Exhibition

"Palos Woodlands" 6"x8" oil on Classens Belgium linen mounted on archival museum board

McCord Gallery is hosting a juried plein air exhibition of anything in the Palos Hills, Palos Park, Palos Heights area. They are surrounded by gorgeous forest preserves so that's where this one was painted. I was very much intrigued by how the warm humid air affected the quality of light and shadow.
I'm going to say it in ink, I'm happy with the balance between representationalism and the abstractness of paint application in this one.

Karen painting at the Quilt Garden Plein Air Paint-Out this past weekend.
The wind was very strong every day we painted and knocked us over a few times. We had all kinds of wild weather except for snow so it was a doubly fun experience. Sycamore Fine Art Gallery did an excellent job of organizing this event and I highly recommend all you plein air painters in the neighborhood to join next summer.


loriann said...

Beautiful Susan! It reminds me of the work of Thomas Dewing- "Summer" or "In the Garden". Talk about beautiful romance.... you know how to create that feeling! mmmmmmmmmmm.

susan hong-sammons said...

Hi Loriann,
I'm going to check out the work of Dewing as I'm not familiar. Thanks so much for the suggestions and compliments! Happy Painting to you

Janelle Goodwin said...

You made a mass of green look so lush and again, jewel-like. I agree with Loriann that this is, indeed a romantic painting.

Karen said...

I love this one. It is the perfect balance.

Thanks for the picture.
I think.

Diane Overmyer said...

Thanks for all of your wonderful feedback and great attitudes this past weekend! We literally had the worse conditions we have had in over two months this summer, but hey that is how it is in Indiana. Both you and Karen have a lot of talent! I hope we can get together and paint at other times, including of course the paint out next year!