This past Saturday, I participated in the Historic Canyon Road Paint Out and Festival to relive the early days of the Santa Fe art scene when artists set up shop painting along Canyon Road. I dusted off my very old and rarely used Jullian french easel and packed my paints in a bin. Being an exclusively in-studio painter, painting on location had its technical challenges for me. The other artists at the event were mostly plein air painters and thus were painting outdoors with much more expert and portable equipment. I managed to paint out in the sculpture garden at Meyer East Gallery during the lovely morning sun but moved my easel inside the main gallery room for the rest of the day. It was such a pleasure to meet collectors, passers-by and artist friends.  The turkey sandwich for lunch was also delish… an excellent day!

Canyon Road Paint Out_October 17, 2009

photo by Barbara Rosner