Monday, July 12, 2010

ipod/ipad Plein Air- Flying Pig- Algoma, WI

Yesterday proved to be most interesting and worth the near 300 mile round trip, though I only managed to paint one painting myself before the rain.   

The Flying Pig Gallery & Greenspace located in Algoma, the base of the peninsula thumb that juts out dividing two bodies of water meeting at the tip, the bay of Green Bay, and Lake Michigan.  Algoma, is nestled along the west shores of Lake Michigan.  

Celebrated artist/designer Susan Murtaugh and a number of digital artists converged upon the gallery space with ipods and ipads in hand...digitally painting plein air.  I received invitation as did a number of other traditional painters of plein air, to attend...set up and paint.

Susan Murtaugh, printing off one of her plein air efforts of the day...(click on her name to see examples of her work on flicker)

Artist Steve Wysocki from the Armstrong Creek (NE Wisconsin) area, and co-member of our Wabeno Arts Consortium was also there to paint, and is shown here with his very colorful expressive efforts-

I arrived a few hours after the event got started...and knew the prediction of thunderstorms coming into the play of things sometime in the later afternoon.  So, elected on a smaller 12"x 9" format primed board, and set up looking at this view-

Working with oils...and with a sense of urgency and haste, pulled off I think a pretty decent effort myself.  I then framed it up...saw the dark foreboding clouds near overhead, and quickly gathered my gear and stored away in my truck.  As I was walking into the gallery with my came down, and pretty good!

The piece is now part of the exhibit of day's efforts by everyone, hopefully finds an interested buyer and nice home...


SJC said...

Great post Larry - thanks again for driving down to participate. You made my day!

murtaugh.wi said...

Larry it was really terrific being able to paint with you, one of the best in my opinion. I also appreciate this fun post. Let the world know there are many ways to get your creative juices stirred up and out for the world to see.