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4th Canandaigua Plein Air

3 monthes ago   |   By Adriana Meiss

Painting a vineyard in Naples, NY
On the second week of June I participated for the 4th time in the Finger Lakes Plein Air Competition and Festival. A week before the event I got a feeling of unease because of the caliber of the participants. Many artists who had participated in previous years were replaced by others whose names I often see in Plein Air Magazine, so there was a reason to feel apprehensive. Anyway all that disappeared the moment I arrived to Canandaigua and started to paint.
One thing I can say is that at least for me, this competition made me think differently how I...
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Adirondacks Plein Air

Adirondacks Plein Air

3 monthes ago   |   By Adriana Meiss

Morning in the St Regis, pastel on board, 14x11 -Sold From August 17th to the 22nd I participated in the Adirondack Plein Air Festival in Saranac Lake. This being my second time in this event made it easier to decide what and where to paint. My friend Kim who takes oil classes with me, and who has a camper nearby joined me the first two days and showed me beautiful spots. Some of them will have to wait till next year if I get the chance.
In plein air competitions I'm always competing with myself: always trying to produce better paintings, more interesting compositions, and most important...
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Seneca Lake Plein Air

Seneca Lake Plein Air

3 monthes ago   |   By Adriana Meiss

Cool Evening, 8x10" pastel on board It's embarrassing to be posting this a month and a half after the event but the truth is that I have been very busy.
Anyway, the Seneca Plein Air ran from Sept 31 to Oct 4th. Although I had checked the weather forecast before leaving home, I was unprepared for the windy conditions! The first day of painting I found a nice location by the side of the road and started painting. An hour and a half later I realized how cold I was when I noticed how clumsy my fingers were when I was trying to cover my painting with glassine. I couldn't feel them! I packed and...
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