Tuesday, October 19, 2010

COASTAL PAINTOUT 2010











"Charlie's Pasture" 10" x 20 oil/c

I spent this past weekend at the Coastal
Paintout in Port Aransas, TX sponsored by
Port A Gallery. The three-day event is one
of my favorites because of the many great
memories I have of wading and flyfishing
for redfish in the many flats that line the
Texas coast.

















"Moorings Pagota" 9" x 12" oil/linen

I produced eight paintings over two and
half days
of painting. Saturday was the
Quick Draw and show opening which was
well attended.















"Woody's in Morning Light" 9" x 12" oil/linen

This painting won the People's Choice Award.
This is the third year in a row I have
won the award.
Woody's is one of the island's
landmark locations. It is the epicenter of the
Marina where all things boating or fishing takes
place. I've been going to Woody's since I was
10 years old. I really miss the old weathered
building that use to be Woody's.

Port Aransas has everything an artist can ask
for in a painting location. It has the beach with
sand dunes, boats of all kinds and shapes including
sailboats, shrimpers, tugboats and the big
tankers that make their way up the ship channel.






















"At the Jetties Looking South" 8" x 10"


The jetties is always a great place
to paint. When the clouds are in the sky
an early morning sunrise painting is
a real challenge. There is always
an abundance of bird life, fishermen,
the beach and, of course, the ocean.
















While painting at the jetties with
LaNell Arndt and Bob Rohm,
the Corpus Christi paper sent a
reporter/photographer to cover the event.
Ended up with my picture in the paper
and a video interview on their webcast.
You can see the video by going to www.caller.com
and going to the video section.

All-in-all and really good weekend.




2 comments:

BrianLee said...

Wow, you were sure productive at the paint out, seeing how you returned home with jewels of the captured coastal scene.

Congratulations on winning the "People's choice" with "Woody's in Morning Light".

Do you happen to know when the next upcoming paint out that is located in Texas will be held?

Bev Boren said...

Beautiful work Rusty, as always! Congrats on your award. Well deserved!