"That's the feeling that I was trying to convey a little bit, though I've never been to
In actuality, Souders stood with an easel in front of the Carriage House and Slave Quarters on
At the end of the event, each artist's work was judged by
Souders, who participated in the event last year, said the deadline is the most challenging part. For this year, he chose a smaller canvas than the 12-by-12-inch one he used last year.
Plein-air painting is about working quick to capture a scene, including light, before it shifts, several of the day's artists said.
"When you're working from life, light changes constantly," he said.
Across the street from Souders, juried artist
"On a day like today, that's about as good as it gets," Rogers said as he added strokes of gray to a window.
Rogers' painting took an honorable mention among juried artists during judging and an art market at which painters sold their work Saturday afternoon.
Saturday's gray skies didn't seem to deter painters, who fanned out across downtown and
As an example of the need to work fast to correctly capture a scene, Graziano said he was trying to paint Bushwaller's earlier in the week when a truck pulled up in front "and obliterated my view."
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