FSPW is hosting an Extreme Plein Air art show on Thursday, June 6 from 4-8pm at Big Eddy’s Deck Bar in Thompson Falls, Montana. If you’re anything like me you may be asking yourself “What in the world is Plein Air?”
Last spring I was introduced to Ed Robinson. During a lovely dinner event Ed pulled me aside and asked if I was familiar with Plein Air painting. I was not. Everything I know about art comes from watching Bob Ross videos on YouTube. Ed shared a couple stories and I reflected “So you go outside and paint?” Ed smiled and filled me in on the extreme dirty details involved to paint “En Plein Air”. I was blown away and immediately needed to learn more. I became obsessed and spent an irrational amount of hours researching the history of Plein Air.
Big Eddy’s and Montana Distillery are proud co-sponsors of this year’s Extreme Plein Air art show. Free appetizers along with low-priced “plein air” custom cocktails will be featured so join FSPW in celebrating our treasured landscapes and meet the artists brave enough to follow Sandy Compton into our wild Scotchman’s.