Saturday, July 07, 2018

Painting the Guardian Stone" Paint Out Poulsbo, plein air painting by Robin Weiss

"Painting the Guardian Stone"  12x9 oil on panel    NFS

I recently joined the Peninsula Music and Arts Society of Poulsbo. They mostly raise funds for scholarships to help aspiring young artists in our area. Part of the fundraising the last few years has been a plein air painting event in Poulsbo. It started off small but is growing each year.  This year I entered my grandson Chase who, at eight years old, is also an aspiring young artist. He decided to paint the Guardian Stone, a cool sculpture in Poulsbo's waterfront park that has three swords planted in a big rock.

Me and Chase painting in Poulsbo

Chase's parents are both educators in the public schools and their philosophy of  going to new places and trying new things is paying off. Chase had no hesitation entering this competition and following through. He completed three paintings in two days.

As you can see in this picture Chase is taking this competition very seriously! While I am in the background looking at something on my phone he is concentrating on producing a masterpiece of artwork.

Chase with his painting "The Guardian Stone"
Others thought it was good too! Many people stopped to encourage him. 
 When we finally turned our paintings in at the end of the day, the Judge of Awards, Max Hazlette, awarded Chase's painting First Place in his age category!...and then handed him a check for $150!

The look on his face was priceless as he received the award.  Another plein air artist is born!  


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