Forgotten Coast Plein Air Paint Out coming next week

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

Holmes said that due to the small living spaces in Europe, 99 percent of his work is done outdoors. He said that working in “plein air” to capture fleeting moments and time intensive paintings has become what he knows best.

“Plein Air is an international phenomenon that has grown over the last 10 years,” said Fedota. “It forces the artists to step outside a studio and simplify their tools…go back to the basics--the whole point is to capture a moment without all the exquisite detail.

“It’s a very simple concept that requires extraordinary expertise.”

As Plein Air Festivals become more popular around the globe and as the manpower required to put them on increases, Fedota said that she’s proud of the all-volunteer staff that makes the Forgotten Coast Paint Out a reality each year.

“It adds a lot of a heart,” said Fedota. “Volunteering is a thankless task but everyone involved has such a passion for the art and they see how the event benefits the communities.”

The full calendar of events along with participating artists can be viewed online at

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