Tuesday, July 28, 2009

What a beautiful summer we are having here in Missouri----This  last week we've had cool evenings, misty mornings and big blue cloud filled sunny skies----I'm loving it out here in my country home. An evening drive through the Berger Bottoms at sunset sent my heart sailing.

I've heard from friends in Clarksville, Missouri that our Sunflower Paint Out made the front page of the local paper---glad to hear that----we had a wonderful time painting the sunflowers up that way. The paintings that were completed during the paint out are showing at Clarksville Glassworks through the end of August.

This coming weekend  August 1st and 2nd, Plein air artists are invited to be the guests of the Wiegand Foundation, at  Wiegand Sudios, Museum and Grounds, One Wiegand Drive, Chesterfield, Missouri, 63005, For a Paint Out / Rally ----To Support the preservation of this unique historic site.  Sunday Reception for the artists, 5 - 7 pm
Rise with the birds and paint this beautiful park with landscape vistas, picturesque architecture, beautiful botanicals and birds, and amazing still life arrays around the terrace and museum. You can see a preview of this artist's paradise by visiting www.lgmetzlerart.com to take a virtual tour of the grounds. There is no fee for participating  but pre-registration is requested.  You may paint from dawn to dusk at your convenience, either or both days. Contact Linda Green/Metzler at lgmetzler@charter.net   or Julie Wiegand  at art@juliewiegand.com to register and for more information.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Hello ----it's time once again for the Sunflower Paint Out in beautiful Clarksville Missouri------The sunflowers are just beginning to bloom---the wet spring and summer have slowed down their  development ---but the show must go on !  This Thursday, July 16th through Sunday the 19th artists----including ----Julie Wiegand And Jan Takacs---will be painting the sunflowers and beautiful surrounding countryside en plein air   ----please come join the fun---we will have an opening reception for the art created during the event on Sunday July 19th , 2 until 5 pm, at Clarksville Glassworks, 118 Howard Street, Clarksville, Mo, 63336---For more information-----573-242-3353 ---or you can reach me at 573-834-5064  or 314-805-1301---