Well, it's time for the Stems Event again this year. All the painting has been done and now the paintings will be taken to the Rice Gallery for judging and hopefully sales.
I have done the Stems every year since it's beginning and it is a wonderful event. What's not to like, flowers, water features, horses, buildings, etc. There is a wide variety of subjects to appeal to all the painters out there. I tried my first flower painting this year and am pretty pleased with the results. I encourage everyone to try to get out of their comfort zone every once in awhile. It's an awesome experience whether it works out or not.
I love doing landscapes with a combination of brush work and knife strokes. It is a chance for me to get out of my portrait mindset and into a different creative mode and mood. Landscape painting for me is an ongoing learning experience. I really don't like painting still lifes but do enjoy the learning and experience you get from painting from life-so-for me-I plein aire paint.
I encourage all of you to try it and get out there and enjoy our world.
Wish me luck at Stems,