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General Membership Meeting–Thursday, September 14

Plein Air sketch by Vivian Attermeyer

Plein Air sketch by Vivian Attermeyer

Vivian Attermeyer "reenacting" her plein air painting.
Vivian Attermeyer “reenacting” her plein air painting.
Vivian Attermeyer experiences have taken her to private farms, vineyards, lakes and other locations in western Virginia, had lots of information to share with us at last week's meeting.

Vivian Attermeyer experiences have taken her to private farms, vineyards, lakes and other locations in western Virginia, had lots of information to share with us at last week’s meeting.

Vivian Attermeyer’s art demonstration showing her thinking process during Plein Air painting was an art performance piece in itself.  She came dressed as if she were going out into the field with her back pack, hat, and some art samples from her experiences to share. It was  a delightful evening with many tips for painting success.

Many of our VAS artists have been active this summer painting in our beautiful weather this summer. After all we live in a wonderful area with interesting places to enjoy while practicing our own joy of painting. See Plein Air Painting with VAS

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VivianAttermeyer, an award winning artist, will present this Pléin Air Demonstration at VAS September meeting on Thursday, September 14, at 7:30 pm, at Vienna Art Center, 115 Pleasant St., NW, Vienna, VA 22180.

 

Vivian Attermeyer will present a sneak peek at how she captures life’s moments in out of door settings both near and far. Artists and art enthusiasts will enjoy discovering equipment available that helps artists create in outdoor settings. See how Vivian Attermeyer creates an original artwork.  Free and open to the public.

 

“I look forward to presenting what I know about working outdoors and I like the idea of encouraging all kinds of locations. I work outdoors because it is a great way to get material for paintings and I love being outside. I do not love sitting and I can work standing up. Since I mostly use watercolor I capture a close representation of the colors that are actually there and I do not rely only on photos that might be way off from the true color. Even a bad sketch or painting can capture color, mood and details bringing the artist one step closer to a really good painting.” –Vivian Attermeyer