My Sweet Pickins

I really enjoyed painting at Downtown Glendale’s “Spring in Paris” Festival. Painting outdoors was made popular by the famous French artist, Claude Monet. The French called it “plein air” and that’s what it is known as today. The painters that came to the festival were mainly from The Arizona Plein Air Painters group. They are a very active painting guild that does “paint outs” all over the state. I saw the work of a couple of the painters and it was fabulous.

My finished piece is called “My Sweet Pickins” in honor of the store I was painting next to. As you can see what captured my imagination was the old truck! I’m not sure how old the truck was, my guess is anywhere from 1930 to 1940. It is a Chevrolet with a wood box bed.

We had lots of sunlight with gentle breezes to keep cool. I was happy to meet and talk with the owner of the Sweet Pickins Antique Shop and the gal who owns the truck. Both were very excited about the painters and having the store and the truck represented in a plein air painting.

“My Sweet Pickins” is an 11×14 oil on canvas-board. It is being shown in the “Plein Air” category, here on this blog.

Thanks for looking, you are always appreciated as my viewers.

Thanks to downtown Glendale for inviting plein air painters to “invade” your festival! We all had a wonderful time. “Merci!”

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