Thursday, February 25, 2016

Kicking off painting season right

The rains are still lingering in the Seattle area, so every year around this time, we kick off our painting season with a paint-in. With a model, and several still life setups, a whole bunch of artists shared food, had lively conversations, swapped art supplies, and of course, painted!

Susan McManamen's video captured the day perfectly:

During the paint-in, we also discussed this year's planned paint outs and other events. There's a wonderful set of places to go this year with a focus on areas in the National Park System. Check out our event calendar for this year's schedule! 

I hope that whetted your desire to paint, because PAWA is already accepting for a new show this year, called Little Gems. It's a small works show (11x14 or smaller) to be held in June and July at the Scott Milo gallery in the lovely maritime town of Anacortes. As you can see from the video above, in addition to being plein air painters, PAWA members are also amazing figurative and still life artists. We wanted to showcase the diverse talent of PAWA members, so there are no restrictions as to subject matter for this show.

Deadline for submissions is April 17, but why wait! You can find more details at onlinejuriedshows