Plein Air Painters and Reception in Barrington, Illinois

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Ever wonder how an artist creates a painting? Now you can watch artists in action. Three plein air artists—Mort Luby, Steve Puttrich and Carol Foster—will be stationed outside throughout downtown to paint some of Barrington’s most iconic locations: Barrington’s White House, the Catlow and the Gazebo. You are welcome to stop to see the artists painting during the day using the “plein air” technique, which means “painting outdoors from life.”

The event will take place throughout the afternoon on Friday, August 25 (with rain date on Saturday the 26th.) At 4 p.m. you’re invited to view the painters’ finished work at an Artist’s Reception and Recognition. That day’s plein air paintings, plus other works by the artists, will be on display for sale. The reception is free and open to the public and light refreshments will be served.

Please register here! 

Plein Air Painting by Carol Foster


Plein Air Painting by Steve Puttrich