Painter’s Compass – Plein Air Painting on the farm

October 31, 2019 / Uncategorized

We were thrilled to work with Glen Kessler and Painter’s Compass Paint Out. About 40 painters spent the day out on the farm painting fallowed by a juried show.
An overcast day did not detract from a really wonderful creative atmosphere. We have always had painters, but a day of seeing the farm filled with people painting is a completely different matter. It was a thrill to see all the different views of the farm and different takes on the scene we live in. We work on this landscape, perfecting it and keeping it up, but it is always really exciting to see it through fresh eyes.
Something we had dreamed about for years was hosting a Soleado Lavender Farm award for landscape painting, The Paint Out was the perfect moment to give out the first annual award and we were really happy to work with a group who could help us make it happen since in the grind of running the farm we had not gotten around to it! Painter’s Compass had a ribbon made to match the other awards they were giving out so we gave that along with a basket of lavender products.
The winner was area painter Pat Sieg www.patricksieg.com who did a really lovely painting of the house looking through a large patch of cosmos flowers. There is an upcoming event similar to this one in June 2020 for more information and to register visit: https://www.painterscompass.org/

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