Plein-ly Speaking in Marble Falls

Mar 12, 2017 by

Plein-ly Speaking in Marble Falls

You know I’ve always said, “We live in the best part of the best state in the best country in the world!”  Everyone knows about the Texas Hill Country.  Everyone knows about the Texas bluebonnets.  Everyone loves art—-especially good art…….Well, there’s something brewing in our beloved hill country, kind of a perfect storm, and it’s called PAINT THE TOWN.  It’s not only a chance for art patrons to see quality paintings of scenes that are so indicative of my hometown and outlying areas but, it’s also a fantastic chance and opportunity for “outsiders” to see just how spectacular our little part of the world is.  You may have heard of something called plein air painting.  Oui?  That’s French, ya’ll, for open (in full) air—-particularly outdoors.  The Marble Falls Paint The Town invites artist to submit their works to be juried.  Those chosen are then challenged to select an outdoor vista to reproduce in a designated amount of time.  What a glorious change from painting in an indoor, walled studio!  Turns out, it’s a win-win for everybody!  Artist get to paint wonderful subjects and we get to enjoy their beautiful art.  The icing on the cake is the fun and frivolity that comes along with it.  For four days, Marble Falls

The Blue Bonnet Cafe is always a favorite subject to paint!

The Blue Bonnet Cafe is always a favorite subject to paint!

welcomes art lovers to view exhibts, demonstrations, interactive “arts” stations, and student competitions—along with good music and yummy food.  It’s a great venue to add that perfect painting to your collection—or start one! By the way, the stakes are higher this year—all entrees will be judged by B. Eric Rhoads.  You art connoisseurs will recognize that name as the publisher of Fine Art Conniosseur and Plein Air magazines.  For more info on this fun time in River City (for you in other countries, such as New York, Marble Falls is on a beautiful part of the Highland Lakes region), CLICK HERE to get details.  In the mean time, mark your calendar for March 28-April 1.      And don’t worry, Plein will be the only French word you need to know——-you may need to brush up on your Texas twang, tho.  Till then,  Au Revoir, ya’ll…………Au Revoir.

This old German house, on Hwy 281, is another possible choice of painters.

This old German house, on Hwy 281, is another possible choice of painters.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *