Plein Air Tulsa! Painting in the Osage 2018.
Friday morning began early at 6:45 for the volunteers. Doors opened for the artists that waited in the pouring rain outside of Ziegler Art and Frame at 7 a.m. The die-hard artists started streaming in to check-in and grab a fully-loaded goodie bag. They were off to capture the wet day.
Plein Air artists are dedicated to the craft. Some found shelter under canopies, awnings, umbrellas, and cars.
If you drove around Tulsa you might have caught a glimpse of 45 different artists capturing a moment.
Friday ended and the artists looked forward to a new day and different weather at Post Oak Lodge in Osage County.
They were in for a wonderful surprise, I mean sunrise.
The day began at Post Oak Lodge a bit chilly and developed into a magnificent Plein Air event.
We had sculptors,
oil painters, watercolorist's,
and just joyful artists capturing the beauty of a fall Oklahoma day at Post Oak Lodge.
After a long day of painting, some artists decided to try their hands at a Quick Draw event for an hour.
But, that was not all. After a bite of dinner and maybe a quick nap there was an opportunity for a Nocturnal Painting.
I poured myself into bed, at home, but had to be on the road to Post Oak Lodge by at least 6:30 to ready for the set up for the Wet Paint Sale and Reception.
The art was stored overnight but then had to be moved out to the great hall where we assembled a wonderful display. That took a couple of hours to get it just right and then the art was hung, labeled, judged. We waited for the reception, awards and sale. Wonderfully so, some of the art was sold while it was being displayed.
The artists would be quite happy, sold art, awards and prizes, food and pleasant exhaustion.
Plein Air Tulsa! Painting in the Osage 2018 is now in the books awaiting the next years marching orders.