Plein Air painters quickdraw on the cape amidst the mist

Morgan Samuel Price

Quickdraw winner Morgan Samuel Price with her painting, “Artists and Easels.”

Wes Locher
Published: Thursday, May 9, 2013 at 09:03 AM.

A cold, windy and rainy morning didn’t prevent more than 50 artists from flocking to the T.H. Stone Memorial Picnic Pavilion in St. Joseph Peninsula State Park for the annual Plein Air Quickdraw event last Saturday.

To avoid the weather and preserve the life of their paintings, the invited artists and registered participants huddled under shelter wherever they could and painted whatever beauty Cape San Blas could provide on an otherwise dreary day.

Each artist brought a blank canvas of desired size which was then stamped by the Forgotten Coast Cultural Coalition. When the clock struck 10 a.m. ET the artists were given two hours to complete a painting, frame it, and hang it for display.

A title and price were also required to be filed.

“Regardless of the weather, all spirits are up,” said Vince Bishop, board member for the FCCC.

In addition to running the official Plein Air Paint-Out website, Bishop was in charge of checking everyone in. He happily reported that over 40 amateur artists had registered to participate in the event.

The man tasked with the difficult job of choosing the winners was Dr. Ashley White from Ocala.



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