Plein Air 2021

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Saturday, October 16, 2021 - 7:00am to 10:00pm

ElderBlossom View
208 County Road 398
New Bloomfield, MO 65063

We miss our artists so much that we have decided to host a one day Plein Air event in October. We will be hosting the event at Elderblossom View Orchard & Vineyard in Callaway County. This is a beautiful piece of property with 150+ acres to roam, an 8 acre lake, and an elderberry orchard. Cedar Creek runs on one side of the property with beautiful bluffs and the view over to Lake Champetra is phenomenal!

Plein air painting is about leaving the four walls of your studio behind and experiencing painting and drawing in the landscape. The practice goes back for centuries but was truly made into an art form by the French Impressionists. Their desire to paint light and its changing, ephemeral qualities, coupled with the creation of transportable paint tubes and the box easel—the precursor to the plein air easels of today—allowed artists the freedom to paint “en plein air,” which is the French expression for “in the open air.”

Learn more about this event here.