Category: Starflower Blog
Published: Friday, 08 February 2013 13:11
Written by Libby Davidson
Friday September 28th, 2012: The second day of the VT Plein Air Octoberfest hosted by Galleria Fine Arte in Stowe, VT... The day started out cloudy and breezy with a forecast of certain rain. Very different from Day 1's beautifully clear skies and warm temps. Today was a good day to wear all your layers in order to go out painting. My plan was to return to Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe, VT, but this time focus on the gardens.
Head for cover!
Although it was late in the season, the gardeners had done a wonderful job of trimming so the gardens still looked great and the frost had not yet hit hard. I started a vertical watercolor looking across the flower beds toward sunflowers and amaranths, with mountains in the distance. It wasn't long before I saw wisps of light cloud spray on those mountains. Rain!
A lovely place to paint
Quickly I looked around. A hoop house was nearby that could serve as good rain cover. I grabbed my painting and paper supplies and brought them under cover, dashing out again to retrieve my easel. With the rain coming down harder, I decided the carry the easel to the hoop house without disassembling it. Once landed, I could see it was just in time as the rain and wind picked up outside. I was snug and relatively warm now under cover. It was about 11:30 am.
Room with a view...
The hoop house turned out to be very pleasant, with a few plants and flowers underfoot, but ample floor space for easels. The view out one end was a beautifully colorful composition of garden paths, flowers and a trellis strewn with vines. This could work! I quickly called Mary Krause, who was in her car thinking she had to head home. There was no cover where she was painting and she didn't want oil paints all over her car interior. I convinced her to join me in the hoop house there at Trapp.
Mary Krause puts on finishing touches
Detail 1 of 'View from the Greenhouse', by Libby Davidson
When Mary arrived with water droplets on her oil painting in progress, I was glad I had remembered my blow dryer! We found an outlet in the garden employees building right next door. It worked great, and I ended up using it later on my own watercolor painting as everything became very damp. At one point, one of the staff dashed out into the gardens for about 5 minutes to collect flowers in a basket, so I quickly included her in the painting, just for fun! The rain did not let up at all.
Detail 2 of 'View from the Greenhouse' by Libby Davidson
'View from the Greenhouse' by Libby Davidson, 16 x 19, $695
From then on, it was a race against time to finish our paintings by 2:00 pm and frame them right there on the gravel floor by 2:30 in order to report back to Galleria Fine Arte by 3 pm so they could be hung in time for the 4 pm reception! Talk about a close call! I settled on the title "View from the Greenhouse" for my 11 x 14" watercolor. Matted with archival matboard and framed using uv protection glass in a dark wood frame with classic lines, the outer dimension is 16 x 19". Availabe for sale at $695.
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