Forgotten Coast en Plein Air 2014

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Forgotten Coast en Plein Air 2014

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Date: May 1- 11

Time: 10:00 AM EST

Place: Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve

Price: $10 Registration Fee

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Get outside and join other artist Capture Forgotten Coast on Canvas.

More than 20 nationally acclaimed artists will gather on Florida’s Forgotten Coast to participate in the 9th annual Forgotten Coast en Plein Air Invitational, America’s Great Paint-Out, May 1-11, 2014. Painters will set up their easels and pull out their brushes to document the landscape and culture of this last vestige of authentic “Old Florida” – the coastal stretch of scenic North Florida between Mexico Beach and Alligator Point.

“Plein Air”, a French word, simply translated means “open air”. The roots of plein air painting are found in 19th-century Europe. An Englishman, John Constable, believed that artists should forget “formulas” and trust their own vision in finding truth in nature.

A true Plein Air painting is done on location, capturing the atmosphere of the moment. The majority of the painting must be completed on site with little to no work to be done in the studio. Most artists agree this is the true test of skill as it requires complete confidence in placement of color and brushwork in a short amount of time. For example, a sunset may only last 30-40 minutes. That would be all the time the artist has to capture the scene.

This event is open to anyone, over the age of 14, who wishes to participate and has their own supplies and easels.  There will be no delineation between amateur or professional.  All artists may use any medium, but must paint in the Plein Air tradition.

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