14th Annual Escalante Canyons Art Festival in late September 2018 in Escalante, Utah! Escalante is along Utah’s only All-American Road, Scenic Byway 12 – between Bryce Canyon and Capitol Reef National Parks, in the heart of Grand Staircase – Escalante National Monument. Greg will one of the judges for the plein air event and teaching a 3-day outdoor painting workshop. September 19-21. Click for more info
This Fall Plein Air Event in September offers four days of art and adventure in the North Georgia Mountains is in conjunction with the 13th Annual International Worldwide Artist Paint Out. Greg will be teaching a 3 day outdoor painting workshop and judging the plein air event. For more info click
May- Lake of the Ozarks, Camdenton, MO Aug- Country Village, Mumford, NY Aug- Tennessee Valley, Murfreesboro, TN Sep- Blue Ridge Mountain Plein Air, Blue Ridge, GA Sep- Escalante Canyon Plein Air, Escalante, UT Oct- Saugatuck/Douglas, MI
Through adversity we paint, and in it sometimes comes our best comes forward. This is a painting from the “Chase County Plein Air Festival.” I had passed this scene at different times of day, and decided on an early morning try. Up well before the sun, I had to guess on where my bovine subjects were. Not so easy, I was asked to “move on” by a rancher, then the cows moved on, and in came a skunk, and I politely urged her to “move on”. But as plein air artists we do our best and go on from there.
The Missouri Valley Impressionist Society.Summers painting on location at Indian Cave State Park, with fellow MVIS founders Jeff Sparks and Rachel Mindrup. (not shown, Brent Seevers) Here some of the ideas on creating a group for representational artists, to help grow, and build impressionistic art in the upper Midwest were formed. (Loosely, mostly we painted )