Plein-Air Painting

My featured show in July  is "Cool and Creative in the Summertime." Many of the paintings were completed at various Plein-Air paint outs from Logan to Moab. My favorite medium is watercolor. Sometimes it is out of control and seems to paint itself, sometimes one needs to quit painting while the sparkle is still on the paper and sometimes you feel you have made a mess of things only to put the painting away and come back to it later finding it was not so bad after all.

‚ÄčThe paintings you see here I completed this year at various paint outs from Logan to Moab. They were so much fun and I sold three paintings. So it occurred to me "why no Salt Lake Plein-Air paint out?"  I talked to my friends at Local Colors of Utah and we decided to promote a Sugar House Plein-Air paint out. We decided that we would offer $800.00 in prizes along with a prize of a month free representation in Local Colors Gallery. Every where I have been from Torrey - to Logan - to Heber - to Midway people have said "what a great idea." The only thing we need in order to have a great success is you - the artist. It could even be an annual event. So look on the Local Colors of Utah website, pre-register and save $10.00. Also, you can pre-register in-person at the gallery or mail a pre-registration form along with your fee before 8/16/14 and save that $10.00. Or if you are like me - a procrastinator - come in on 8/23/14 after 9:00 am and we will gladly stamp your paper or canvas and have a great time painting with us within a mile radius to Local Colors right in the middle of Sugar House.

Blaine Clayton is a Salt Lake City-based watercolorist who enjoys the challenges of plein-air painting. He is a member of the Utah Watercolor Society and has been painting for decades.