Go north old woman! That is the wake up call for tomorrow. Heading up to Delanson to visit my best friend and maybe do a little painting. The Leatherstocking region is complete with rolling hills and unique barns. One time when visiting Linda, noticed the barn doors have a distinct design to them unlike the ones in this area. Tried to find my photos of the barns from that trip but they probably were lost in the great "hard drive" crash of 2010. If I can't paint will try and shoot some. My next stop will be with the Thrones up in Lake Piesco, their family has a house right on the lake. This year they worked hard to get a new steel roof on the place. We will be heading up to the 2011 Adirondack Plein Air Festival at Saranac Lake, NY, August 18 - 21, 2011.
On the road to Paul Smith's college
Last year was the first time we attended and my first trip to that area of New York. It was beautiful. The coordinators of the event were very gracious to the artists. We painted the town the first day and donated a 5x7 painting to an art group as a fund raiser. The next two days we explored the area and painted. We also found a cool BBQ place with a giant lobster at the gate. The food was great. The last day ended with my being the first to sell and Bruce Throne, Lita Throne, Christa Pisano, Tarryl Gable, Laura Martinez Bianco and others were prize winners. I included the link below of the Slide show from last years event.
Hoping this year to be a fun time for myself and all my fellow artists. People have asked me, how can you call it fun having to produce a painting with a deadline while being at the influence of the elements, the heat, rain, cold, the bugs, etc. It is hard to explain but if you love what you are doing the rest doesn't matter. It is also the challenging yourself to do the best you can in a strange surrounding. I love it. Doing the, " let the sunshine" chant this week but throwing my rain gear in just in case. Have to finish my packing, art gear done, clothes and meds almost done but the electronic gathering of cables, battery chargers and such still not done.Later