Friday, March 22, 2013

Door County Plein Air, The Sequel!

Paperback Reader, 20x20, sold
 I almost forgot to report the good news.. I was invited for the second year in a row to participate in the week long plein air painting event in Door County WI, hosted by the Peninsula School. This is by far the most organized and well attended event I have ever been part of especially considering its an entire week long. The roster of participating artists last year was impressive, I cant wait to see who this years event will include.
 This piece ("Paperback Reader" 20x20') was painted last year and sold very quickly the first night of being available. I still wonder if the recipient (bought as a gift) enjoyed it.?.  Hope so.

Quote: "Somewhere in the course of their career, artists must learn not  merely to despise everything which is not entirely theirs, but must rid themselves completely of this blind fanaticism which drives us to imitate the great masters and swear only by their works.... One must learn to be grateful for one's own findings: a handful of naive inspiration is better than anything else."
      Eugene Delacroix

5 comments:

Eileen said...

dan,

this is a beautiful painting...great color, great light, great job!
Eileen

Matthew Holt said...

Great piece, Dan! Makes me really anxious for summer...it'll be great to see you again in WI. I'm betting we'll see more figures by you at Door County.

Dan Corey said...

Thank you Eileen!

Dan Corey said...

Hey Matt, thank you! i cant wait to see all of you Wisconsonites! If I can get models there will be more figurative work for sure.. hopefully.

Kyle Martin said...

Great One! That umbrella is burning my eyes just looking at it!