Palouse Plein Air 2011

Peeking Pines by Susan Baily Weaver

PEEKING PINES, 2011, 10" x 8", acrylic on board

Just about a month ago I was able to participate in the 2nd annual Palouse Plein Air show here in Moscow, Idaho. “Plein Air” means painting in the open air in French. I spent three beautiful mornings painting within a 30 mile radius of Moscow. If you’re an artist and you have a chance to do this, I recommend it. It can be a little challenging depending on the weather, but it’s so nice to be outside and have a “live model” rather than a snapshot. You’re on a deadline so you know there’s an end in site if you get frustrated. (I always preferred taking tests than writing papers because of this.)

Anyway, two of my paintings are on display at the Third Street Gallery in Moscow which is on the second floor of the Moscow City Hall building. Around 25 artists participated and their inspiring work will be on display until November 23rd. Thanks to all the people at the Moscow Arts Commission who worked so hard to make the event a success.

Bear Field on Break by Susan Baily Weaver

BEAR FIELD ON BREAK, 2011, 12" x 9", acrylic on canvas