Saturday, June 11, 2011

2011 Cranford Plein Air Event - Continued

The Cranford Plein air event is nearing an end. The Pre-Sale Gala opens tonight and tomorrow (Sunday June 11, 2011) the show is free to the public. Click here for more info and show hours:

I shared my first painting entry in my previous post. The following are my final two entries for this event. I actually painted 4 and a half total; one was started late in the evening and requires another painting session to complete. The other turned out very nice and I will post that one soon.

Water Under the Bridge; Oil, 6x12 inches
Painted at Sperry Park, Cranford NJ. On one of the hottest days of this summer.

Dinosaur of Nomahegan: Oil, 8x10 inches.
Painted at Nomahegan Park, Cranford NJ.

This one calls for some explanation. I spotted this fun subject in last years plein air event but I ran out of time to paint it. This dinosaur is set on giant springs as part of a playground activity for children...okay, so I may have hopped on it myself when nobody was looking.

I simply appreciated the humor of the subject. Also, after watching some of the other artists in this event paint the more predictable (yet still, very well painted) around the town subjects I just couldn’t pass up painting the Dinosaur of Nomahegan. After hearing a “That’s so cool!” from a kid zipping by on his BMX bike as I was well into this painting I knew I was on the right track.

If you’re in the Cranford area this weekend, stop in to see the show before it ends Sunday.

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