Painters invade Fadear Park for annual Worldwide Paint Out

Landscape painters invaded Barriere on Sept. 14 and 15. Some of the area’s most talented outdoor painters

Jessie Maisonneuve works on her farm scene at Bandshell during the Sept. 14-15 annual Worldwide Paint Out at Fadear Park in Barriere.

Landscape painters invaded Barriere on Sept. 14 and 15.  Some of the area’s most talented outdoor painters brought their paint boxes and easels to the Bandshell in Fadear Park.

This remarkable 11th Annual event  happened with the support of International Plein Air Painters and the North Thompson Arts Council.

Plein air artists seek the quality of natural light and atmosphere outdoors.  Their art work is in direct response to the beauty they find in nature.  They use a variety of media, from oils, through watercolors and pastels.

There is a joy about painting outdoors and this was a chance for people to see professional artists at work, developing their paintings in response to the beauty in nature.

Plein air painting developed in France in the mid 19th century and is becoming increasingly popular.

Last year’s event drew artists from all over the globe. Many new plein air painting groups were formed directly from this event.

International Plein Air Painters, which has members who reside throughout the world, is the blanket organization for individual plein air groups and was created for the sole purpose of advancing the execution and enjoyment of plein air painting without limitations of borders or regions.

IPAP’s members are the quiet activists in the ongoing environmental struggle.  They call attention to the threatened urban scene and the vanishing farmland for history.   Its members share inspiration and encouragement both on the Internet and at “paint outs”.   They encourage other artists to get out and do it, to paint with other artists and share ideas.

This event happened simultaneously in international locations and Barriere was part of this 11th worldwide group event hosted by International Plein Air Painters. For more information, go to  www.i-p-a-p.com.  IPAP makes  the Paint Out a yearly event.  Dates for  2014: Sept. 12,13, and 14.

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