Sunday, August 10, 2014

Mineral Point Paint Out

Some painters from our group, or who painted with us at one time, participated in the Mineral Point Plein Air "Paint Out" event this past weekend.  Including Mary McCormick, Marla Brenner, Diane Washa, Jan Norsetter and myself.  I never saw a complete listing of painters so it's possible I'm missing someone else.

The best of show award was $1,000 and the event attracted a good number of high quality painters from Wisconsin and Iowa (and maybe more states).  Jan didn't seem to be all that satisfied with her paintings but she still won one of the awards.  Hopefully she will post the painting for the group to see.  I'm attaching my painting showing an example of the great rural scenery in the area.  The downtown historic village also provided good painting material and overall it was a fun event.

My only complaint is we had canvases stamped Thursday morning and then had to turn in paintings by 6 pm Friday.  It would have been nice to have more days for a more leisurely painting pace.  This was the first time for this event but I believe they plan to make it an annual event and they may make some changes for next year.


  1. Very nice, Tom! I'm hoping to paint there next year - hopefully I won't have any conflicts.

  2. Love this painting, Tom--really captures the countryside around Mineral Point!

  3. Nice painting, Tom! I agree about the short paint time. I'd like to do it next year and hope they extend the time a bit. Most events are a bit longer so hopefully theirs will be eventually.