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My first sold out show in Kinston

18 May 2009 / in Alla Prima, Oil, Plein Air, Watercolor

I had done four paintings as a part of Kinston CCA’s Plein Air paint out: two watercolors and two oils. All four were sold! A big thank you to Nikki Litts and Sandy Landis of Kinston CCA. Here are the images of all the paintings.

The titles and mediums are: Gordon Street (Watercolor), Red Door (Oil), Queen Street (Oil) and Queen Street Church (Watercolor). I had done a watercolor and oil each on everyday of the event. I normally like to do a watercolor first, followed by an oil. Watercolor allows me to work fast and capture the light and mood of the location. It currently takes me couple of hours to complete a 12×16 Plein Air watercolor painting. As for oils, I prefer to do Plein Air/ Alla Prima paintings on smoother canvases. For Kinston event, I did not have those so it was difficult for me to move the paint around! It takes me around three hours to complete a 14×18 oil painting. I have two of my Paint Out Plein Air paintings on display for sale at Local Color in Raleigh (http://www.localcoloraleigh.com). My next Plein Air painting event is on June 7 in Chapel Hill. This event is hosted by Chapel Hill artist Kimberly Alvis. Please visit her website for more details: www.alvisart.com

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