We now have a list of up-coming paint-outs – see side bar!
Have you had a chance to venture out and welcome spring? So much to see this time of year as mother nature wakes up! We hope that everyone is still being safe and doing well. In March we were not able to get a group Paint-out going. We need members to plan and co-ordinate these events!
However, Sue Dolamore has organized a “Kick Off” event! So mark your calendar …….
Thursday April 15th!
First Sue has arranged to have Anita, the brush lady, from 1 – 2 pm to be at the Asheville Guitar Bar outdoor picnic area. She’ll be bringing her usual type of supplies sold at a discount: brushes, paints, markers, and various other things. She has some great brushes at Cheap Prices! Top name brand brushes at 50-75 % off retail. See below for details.*
Second Before she arrives …… Let’s paint en plein air in the morning before she arrives. (9 am-ish) We can park along Riverside or in the parking areas by the river or at the Cottonmill Studios. The Asheville Guitar Bar address is 122 Riverside Drive.
We will continue 2020 safety precautions in all of our upcoming events ….. hope to see you there.
*The Brush Lady ‘s 11th year to bring deals!
• She has water color, acrylic, and oil brushes … all sizes of rounds, flats, mop brushes, liners, riggers, detailers, filberts, color shapers, and larger brushes.
• Quality brushes: Princeton, Silver, Windsor and Newton, Richeson, Davinci, Raphael and more.
• Great deals on paint! $3 for reg size tubes! $5 for huge tubes! $7 for selected oils. ( when available)
• Acrylic–Liquetex Heavy Body, Golden / Water Color – Daniel Smith, W&N
• Oil -Windsor and Newton, Gamblin, Williamsburg, Winton, and Artisan/water mixable.
• ALSO: $3 Xacto knives, $3 Fiskars large scissors, $7 Derwent drawing pencil sets, $9 (PrismaColor), $2 oragami pkg, $9 Micron markers and much more!
The supply always varies but it’s great fun to see what she has and the prices can’t be beat.
(In case of rain, we will move to the Warehouse Studios upstairs common area and also my studio space. 170 Lyman St.)
Calling out to fellow members – let us know if you would like to organize paint-outs this summer!
We hope that we can start our group “Plein Air” sessions now that life seems to be loosing up some again. Let us know your thoughts … here, on face book or by way of Asheville Plein Air Painters. We’ll set up a schedule and help promote the event, guide you if needed and finally show off work that the group would like to share.
Check out the Facebook page as there are some interesting comments & and we hope some inspiration. Also note that Scott Doc Varn of PAPA has a call out to all artists for The French Broad Exhibition. Check it out at: https://www.facebook.com/events/1847265128776166/ or get more information about PAPA at https://preservationthroughart.org/call-for-artists/
Continue painting and sharing were possible.
Tuesday, April 13, 2021
First Organizational Meeting
We now have a tentative list for Plein-Air painting sessions starting May 4. Also note that paint-out dates have now been moved to Tuesdays. Times will be 9:30 to 12:30. More information about each venue will be posted over the weekend and throughout the summer. Also there were some suggestions for at least a couple of evening/sunset outings in addition to the regular Tuesdays. These we will post when available.
If you would like to volunteer to lead a paint-out or have suggestions, please contact us through this website, Facebook or James at JJCassara@gmail.com You can also do a shout-out on Facebook if you would like to do an impromptu paint-out on days other then ones listed below.
Thank you to all of the volunteers for stepping forward & particularly to James Cassara for his leading the group forward!
May 4 Zealandia – Host: Bee Adams
May 11 Water Rock Knob – Host: James Cassara
May 18 Home and Gardens of James Cassara – Host: James Cassara
May 25 Sandy Mush Farms – Host: James Cassara (depending on availability, o/w we will switch to Ledges Park in Alexander)
June 1 Bauer Ridge – Host: Kat Bauer
June 8 Downtown Black Mountain – Host: Cindy Shaw
June 15 Pack Square – Host: Bee Adams
June 22 Lake Tomahawk in Black Mountain – Host: Marilyn Owens
June 29 Downtown Weaverville & Weaverville Park – Host: Yossi Daboosh
July 6 Blue Ridge Daylilies – Host: Bee Adams
July 13 UNCA Botanical Gardens – Host: Yoosi Daboosh
July 20 Riverside Cemetery – Host: Lissa Friedman
Note: We will continue 2020 safety precautions in all of our upcoming events – Thank You for being with us on that!
Following are more Paintings from the Past!
the year … 2015!
Spring is here in the mountains. Some Lovely painting from the first of the month. Looking forward to seeing your paintings from the 1st three Paint-outs!
Challenges of 2020
Our final word for the year is to wish each and every member and follower of the Asheville Plein Air Painters group a very Happy New Year and Safe, Healthy 2021!
This year has been quite a test for Asheville Plein Air Painters! We started by changing how we organized our group, taking the burden off of the shoulders of Sue Dolamore. Instead we asked for volunteer hosts to organize the paint-outs (which when we resumed our weekly adventures, turned out great)! Then we also had to contend with a world more or less turned on it’s head and figuring out the best way to still be able to get out and paint with a group was a real Challenge.
Now that winter is upon us we’ve decided that continuing as we did in the past is not in the best interest of the group, so we will not do our usual indoor gatherings. Instead we’re asking that if anyone wants to try and put together an outdoor Plein Air event during a nice patch in the weather, do let us know and we will promote it here, on the calendar and on Facebook. Also if you want to call out to the group through Facebook for “it’s a beautiful today – want to join me in at (some interesting outdoor spot)” don’t hesitate, there are some “very” dedicated members! Check out November Gallery below!
A big thank you to everyone who volunteered to host a paint-out during the 2020 season James Cassara, Hyn Patty, Kathleen Forrest, Sandra Moore, Anne Marie Brown, Kimberlee Kepper, Don Osterberg, Cindy Shaw & Lynn Starun. Even those who did not join in the outings, appreciated seeing the work that was done. Finally, to those that could not join the group’s paint-outs, we are so glad that you have shared the wonderful work you produced during this stressful year.
Note: The painting tips that Ed Morris has shared with us over this past year can now be accessed under resources.