Tonight is an "off" night from the Winter Park Paint Out. At least there are no plein air painters social events. This week has been a blur of setting up to paint in 5 or 6 locations, each for a couple of hours until the light changes and moving to the next spot. Then rushing home to clean up and go out to socialize with the plein air painters and patrons. It has been great fun and a lot of work.
The fun part is the painting, mixed with sharing the time with the rest of the painters and organizers. Tuesday evening we took boat rides before a catered dinner at the museum. Drinks on the yard at Houston's restaurant Wednesday evening as we watched the sun set over Lake Killarney. Some of us painted while we were there. Thursday was a catered artist/patron dinner at Hal Stringer's home where we enjoyed another beautiful evening outdoors. Tomorrow night is the gala at the museum where all the work from the week is displayed.
As much fun as it has been, all this painting has been hard work. The schedule is compressed into short sessions that have you racing to catch the light before it moves too far across the sky. Before it has changed too much, it's time to move on. It demands focus and speed.
Here is a sample of my work. This is the Winter Park train station yesterday afternoon. I have a few more that I will post later.