3955 Stowell

October 12, 2014
3955 Stowell; Oil on Canvas Panel 9" x 12"

3955 Stowell; Oil on Canvas Panel 9″ x 12″

I received an invitation to compete in the Shorewood Plein Air Festival. Shorewood is a small community at the north end of Milwaukee Wisconsin. I enjoyed the experience last year and felt very privileged to have another opportunity to paint in this area.

I arrived at the headquarters around 9:00am, signed in, received my information packet and got my canvases stamped for the competition. While there, I decided to pick the brains of the women volunteers. I was interested in looking at some of the historic homes for my subject matter. I was directed towards Stowell Avenue on the east end of town. As I traveled the street, I found loads of potential subject matter. I decided to get a quick little painting done before lunchtime. This flower box caught my eye.

While painting, I was visited by several passers-by. They all knew about the event and expressed their gratitude that so many artists were in their town. The Plein Air committee really did the job of getting word out in the community.

Great to begin a three day competition with a good start.

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