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Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Free Workshop for OOPS Members by Pat Boni ~ Feb. 15, 2009

Artist and OOPS member, Pat Boni, will give a FREE workshop on Linear Perspective to OOPS members on Sunday, February 15, 2009.
WHAT: Workshop on "Linear Perspective" by Pat Boni
WHEN: Sunday, February 15, 2008 at 1:00 PM
WHERE: Council for the Arts building located at 826 New Bridge Street, Jacksonville, NC 28540.
HOW MUCH: FREE to all OOPS Members (Non Members $25 payable to the Council for the Arts)
~ one clear plastic ruler
~ one yard stick
~ sketchpad or paper (no smaller than 8 1/2 X 11")
~ "H" pencils 2H is fine
~ kneaded eraser
~ at least three magazine pictures of buildings

One Man's JUNK is a Plein Air Painters TREASURE... Feb "Paint Out" was AWESOME!

WOW... what a GREAT day for Plein Air Painting! Clear and 70 degrees... hard to believe that it snowed only four days before.

Donna came up with one of the coolest ideas ever... plein air painting at a junk yard! She organized the whole event and we gathered at Odum's Garage and Junk Yard in the Queen's Creek area of Onslow County. Thanks Donna... you did good girl! Thanks to the Odum's too!

We had five new members join us for the paint out making it even more special. Here's a photo of those who attended the event... LtoR...Cheryl, Dean, Patsy, Donna, Courtney, Kathi, Brooks, Bernie, Olivia, Willow Faye, Kit, Mitchell, Penny, Stephen, K, and Pat. Click on image to enlarge.

Olivia painted a gourd that Penny gave her. She also took most of the photos for the blog... some are really creative... you'll see what I mean as you scroll down. Willow Faye is painting in the background.

Brooks is one of our new members... he couldn't pass up the old Ford truck with flames. Courtney, his girlfriend, cheered him on and enjoyed the afternoon relaxing and reading a good book. Olivia failed to get a shot of her and their friend Cheryl, also a new member, who opted for a setting farther back.
Another new member, Willow Faye, (her arm pictured here) joined in on the fun. She is an artist and gallery owner in Trenton, NC.
Another artist from Trenton and new member is K.

Is that Pat Boni???... I think it is... and she's working in acrylics instead of watercolors.

Pat's friend and new member Kit also joined us at the junk yard. Olivia was really into photographing people's arms.

A close up of Stephen painting a barn scene. Stephen has a show at the Council for the Arts in October with Connie Burke titled "Barns"... maybe we'll see this one there!

Kit and Stephen painting...

Rusty patterns...

Mitchell had to travel a whopping 200 yards to attend this event! He and Penny live just down the road a piece.

Dean found an old ambulance that made a cool painting.

Bernie decided to paint an old school bus... "The Magic Bus"...

Kathi settles in to find her treasure...

Is that you Patsy hiding in the shade?
Several of us gathered at the Red Barn afterward for some good food, good fellowship, and good discussions about art and plein air painting.
Until we meet again...
BTW.... see you all at Pat's workshop next Sunday!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

OOPS February Paint Out ~ Sunday, Feb 8th @ 1PM

WHAT: OOPS February "Paint Out"

WHEN: Sunday, February 8, 2009 at 1:00 PM

WHERE: Odum's Garage and Junk Yard, Queen's Creek area near Swansboro, NC (see map below)

WHY: Plein Air Painting... we're addicted!

WHAT ELSE?: Plan to join us for a dutch treat dinner afterwards at a local diner close by. A great opportunity for constructive critiques and fellowship.

HOPE SO: Hope to see the new artists interested in joining us that we have spoke with over the past month. We all look forward to meeting you all!

Join us as we paint at a junk yard... old cars, rusted metal, weeds, and NO snakes! Newbies welcome... all mediums and skill levels... simply show up with your gear and be prepared to have fun!

Click on map to enlarge...