The art displayed at the Winter Park Paint Out final exhibition at the Albin Polasek Museum Garden Party Saturday was like a walk through the highlights and beauty of the city.
The trees, flora, architecture, lakes, cobblestoned streets, businesses and landmarks were captured on canvas and styled by 26 Plein Air artists.
The fourth annual Paint Out was a celebration of the Plein Air art form which in plain English means painting outdoors.
Artists from across the country were invited by the Polasek to participate in the event that promotes the art form popular for its likeness to the Impressionism Era masters’ styles of Renoir, Monet, Cesanne and VanGogh.
The difference is that in this art form, artists are
painting multiple pieces for one week in one city vs. the masters who could take years to create their masterpieces. However the inception of each work began similarly in the plein air (outdoors). The artists’ inspirations are identical: they create from what they see and decide to capture of the natural light, movements and colors that can only be seen in variations of sunlight.
During the week long Winter Park Paint Out event, artists painted from locations throughout
Winter Park from Monday morning through Saturday’s exhibition at the Polasek Museum. Event attendees could see completed pieces by every artist hung in the museum.
Many patrons exclaimed surprise at the artwork locations which depicted their home, their business, their lake view, the corner of their neighborhood, the favorite places that Winter Park, Florida, is known for. Artists roamed and painted wherever they liked at all times of day and evening.
The sold out Garden Party was beautiful and held in the heart of the Albin Polasek gardens featuring Winter Park’s best caterer’s including The Marketing Square clients John & Shirley’s Catering and others who provided ample amounts of food for hours to the hundreds of attendees.
There are many memorable events in Winter Park but the Fifth Annual Winter Park Paint Out April 20-27, 2013, is definitely one to add to the calendar.