This is my largest (16x20 inches) outdoor painting on canvas, encouraged (pushed) by Donna Forgacs, founding member of Plein Air Artists of Central Kentucky.
We gathered as artists and new friends at Constitution Square in Danville, Kentucky, and painted amid many visitors to the Saturday farmers' market.
My theme for this video is from a quote: "You will either step forward into growth, or you will step backward into safety." -- Abraham Maslow.
This describes overcoming fear and pressing to improve as an artist. But it also describes the first pioneers who founded Kentucky and signed the first Constitution here.
Please watch to the end because some very inspiring music happened in the background as I worked three hours to the final steps and finish to my painting. It also includes interviews with the subjects of my scene and the reason I had to hurry so I could get the famous crepes served by Carter and Luci of Crepes and Grapes.
View my gallery of original oil paintings:
I am a member of Plein Air Artists of Central Kentucky; Plein Air Painters of the Bluegrass; and the newly formed Kentucky Appalachia Outdoor Painters.
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