Forgotten Coast Plein Air Paint Out coming next week

Published: Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 09:45 AM.

The hunt for the perfect angle and light source will soon commence.

The 2014 Forgotten Coast Plein Air Paint Out will be held May 1-11 at various locales from Mexico Beach to Alligator Point.

More than 20 nationally acclaimed artists will gather to participate in the ninth annual Forgotten Coast Plein Air Invitational.

Painters from all over the world will set up their easels and pull out their brushes to document the landscape and culture of "Old Florida."

A true plein air painting is done on location and captures the atmosphere of the moment. The majority of the painting must be completed on site with little to no work to be done in the studio.

Participating artists agree this is the true test of skill as it requires complete confidence in placement of color and brushwork in a short amount of time.

The annual event is coordinated by the Forgotten Coast Cultural Coalition, a non-profit organization established to produce regional multi-community events aimed to improve the quality of life for the coastal area.

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