En Plein Air

Plein-Air

Last weekend, the borough of West Reading held a Plein Air painting contest in conjunction with their annual Arts On The Avenue festival. I did not sign up for the event, but I did ride my bike around, making sketches of some of the painters who did participate. This is one of the artists that I found painting tiger lilies along Museum Road on Saturday morning. Watercolors and gouache on bristol board.

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In Memoriam

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Last month, a restored Republic P-47 Thunderbolt fighter plane crashed into the Hudson River, killing the pilot. I had seen and photographed the plane some years ago when it was displayed at the Mid Atlantic Air Museum’s World War 2 weekend, held every year at the Reading Regional Airport. The tragedy is a reminder of sacrifices made by the people who restore and fly vintage airplanes as a way to educate the public about America’s commitment to individual freedom around the world.

Shown above are two different, anonymous models of the P-47. Watercolors on Stonehenge paper. To leave a comment, click on the post date or title, and scroll down.