Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Fall Art Festivals

I loaded up my vintage trailer, left instructions for the last of the year's CSA deliveries with my husband and boys, gathered up all my art supplies and hit the road for a wonderful couple of weeks spent hiking and painting in some of the most beautiful scenery available.  I attended 2 festivals, one in Escalante and the other in Moab.

I saw this old Chevy sitting in a yard in Torrey, Utah.  I stopped and quickly painted it in watercolor. Someone purchased it, I hope it was an old Farmer and it reminded him of one of his old trucks. 

One afternoon artists were invited to a beautiful yard owned by one of the art patrons.  I painted this waterfall.  Loved the bright blue pot.

Sitting in the parking lot of a local church, I quickly captured the majestic vista.  Using bold strokes and colors I was able to simplify the details.  This painting sold just 10 minutes after the art show opened.

One competition of the Moab festival is a downtown paint out.  The artists pick a spot and have a time frame of 2 hours to complete a painting.  One of my fellow artists across the road painted me, painting.


 Here is my quick painting inspired by some fellow window shopping.

I stopped at my friend DONNA'S booth at the local farmers market in Escalante.  We go way back, I first met her years ago when we both had booths in another market.

Some of Donna's beautiful, organic produce.

Of course I stopped in at the local thrift store!

Spending a couple of weeks in my 1965 vintage trailer, hiking and painting in the great outdoors is so wonderfully rejuvenating.

Thanks to all those who work so hard to make the Festivals a great success.  As always I had an amazing time!

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