Plein Air Moab

by Sarah Judson October 03, 2014

Moab2 Today is the first day of Plein Air Moab, taking place in the spectacular red rock country along the Colorado River in eastern Utah. With easy access to Arches and Canyonlands National Parks, it offers plein air painters unique challenges and inspiration. moab todd orchard Above is a photo from last year, showing Todd Orchard's watercolor in progress. He comments, "A very good thing about Plein Air painting competitions is the artificial constraint of time that forces this application of effort, or at least creates a situation that necessitates moving out of your warm studio, and straining under sub-par situations. Struggle is good. Hard work is its own reward." moab painter This 8-day gathering of local and nationally known artists and art lovers culminates in competitions, awards and sale of art work. Most events are free and open to the public.

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