Monday, March 2, 2009

And The Winners Are...

Visitors to Saturday's opening of the first annual "En Plein Air" exhibit at the Boatworks chose favorites among the 31 paintings on display. Works by (top to bottom) Bobbie Crane, Trevor Bryan, and Jim Ferrier were among those awarded prizes.
The show features oil, acrylic, and watercolor paintings done outside, in direct contact with the environment being depicted, rather than in the studio from sketches and photographs. "Plein Air" painting was popularized in the 19th century by the French Impressionists.