Saturday, April 5, 2014

Off to the Plein Air Convention 2014

Early Risers
Oil on linen on Panel

Tomorrow I'm off to the 3rd Annual Plein Air Convention up in Monterey.   It's my first time and I'm feeling a little trepidacious...excited and everything in between.     I'm heading up on my own.   It was an investment for sure, and the reason I finally decided to take the plunge this year is because this time around there will be more painting time during the convention, on top off the great lectures and demos of course.   Another plus is that there's an opportunity to display your work, which I think is a great addition to the event.  Let's see what happens!!   It's always hard to leave my boys, but I'm looking forward to some painting time, starting fresh after struggling this past week.

Here are some of my goals for the week:
  • Learn a few new things in the marketing boot camp I can take action on after.
  • See at least Charlie Hunter, Randall Sexton, Lori Putnam and Marcia Burtt demo and then some!!
  • Pay attention to what I can learn watching other painters regarding confident brush strokes...especially for fields and grasses...
  • Meet new friends
  • Run into old friends
  • Exchange business cards - to stay connected after.
  • Learn more about Galleries
  • And most of all - Have Fun Painting - with no pressure :-)
I hope to post about my experience during the week, especially if I can upload some photos...but if I'm not able I will after I get back!

Hope to see you there!

Happy Painting where ever you are!


  1. Congrats on going to the plein air convention! I'm jealous. I'll go someday. I want to live vicariously through you so I'll be waiting to hear your comments every day. I'm taking a workshop with Lori Putnum in June in NY. Have a super great trip!

  2. Hi Mary, thank you for your comment! I will keep you posted:-) What a great workshop you have waiting for you! All the best, Anette

  3. Have a great trip and I hope it surpasses your goals. I look forward to seeing what you post about it!

    1. Thank you Dawn - it was a whirlwind that's for sure!! It will probably take me a while to take it all in...


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