Monday, June 7, 2010
"Swinging at Forest Park"
This past weekend, the Hamilton County Art Assoc. in Noblesville, IN held their annual three day Paint-Out, with two days of painting and a painting sale and judging, awards, etc. on the third day. I painted in Forest Park, a dream come true park with just about everything from golf, to horse shoes, swimming, skate boarding, miniature golf, and amazing jungle gyms, swings, etc. As I was happily situated under huge old trees in the shade, I realized it was a great opportunity to paint figures in action on the swings. There are large, circular disks which are large enough for two youngsters to sit or lye on while swinging. I'd never included figures in a landscape painting before so thought this was definitely the time to try it. Here is the result, a 14" x 11" oil which was awarded an Honorable Mention in the Oil category during the awards on the last day.