It has been an exciting week to witness creativity in the works in Richmond, Virginia. 44 juried artists from around the US descended on Richmond to “paint what they see” from the city’s sidewalks, alleys, public spaces, gardens, historic neighborhoods as part of Plein Air Richmond 2013. Residents and visitors noted the artists with their easels, palettes, and works in progress all around Richmond. Here at the William Miller House Bed and Breakfast, we have had the opportunity to host two of the artists.
These dedicated, disciplined artists are up and out in the city painting early in the morning. They grab a cup of coffee and a muffin to go while the innkeepers are still snoozing in their bed! Some evenings they could be found capturing the evening light. They had very long days, exploring, painting, and learning about the city. Each day a specific area or attraction has been featured:
- Monday Shockoe Slip/Shockoe bottom
- Tuesday Maymont
- Wednesday Church Hill
- Thursday Libbie and Grove
Friday was a half-day at Wilton House Museum while they spent the afternoon getting ready for the gala event at the Brazier Gallery, where the finished paintings were seen for the first time and were available for sale. Proceeds for the event benefit the Richmond Symphony!
Saturday morning’s fast & fresh from 9 to 11 – judging at Allen Ave and Monument Ave.
This was just the Second Annual Plein Air in Richmond. If you missed it, watch for information about the Third Annual event in 2014.