I had a busy week painting in the Plein Air Brandywine Valley last week! I also hosted two visiting artists in my home, my friends Mary Monk and Laura Fischer Saxon from New Orleans.
|Mary Monk and Annie Strack at Winterthur |
|Laura Fischer Saxon and Annie Strack at Winterthur|
I painted from sunrise to sunset during the 4-day event, and finished 10 paintings. Each day, artists were allowed to choose from a list of 4 or 5 locations in the Brandywine valley area. The locations are different each day, and always full of gorgeous sites scenery. Many are vast private farms and estates, and some are more public like museums, gardens, or towns. This year, I painted the main street of Marshallton, Meyer's farm in Kennett, Winterthur, and Coverdale Farm. All the paintings were exhibited the following weekend at Winterthur, with a portion of the sales benefiting the Children's Beach House charity.
|Any Cock Will Do, 5x7 oil $79.|
|Blacksmith Shop, 8x10 oil $195.|
|Coverdale Entrance Road, 8x10 oil $195.|
|Hay Bales at Coverdale Farm, 8x10 watercolor on canvas panel $195.|
|Coverdale Fenceline, 8x10 oil (SOLD)|
|Entrance Road at Meyer's Farm, 8x10 oil $195.|
|Hay Bales at Meyer's Farm, 8x10 oil $195.|
|Farmhouse at Winterthur, 9x12 watercolor $195.|
|Pond at Winterthur, 8x10 watercolor on canvas panel $195.|
|Tree at Winterthur Pond, 8x10 oil $195.|
|Much thanks to all the staff of the Children's Beach House and the volunteers of Plein Air Brandywine Valley for making this event so wonderful again! And special thanks to Janssen's Market for providing all the artists with delicious gourmet lunches every day of the event! |