Once a year artists from across the country adorn the streets of St. Augustine as a part of the Plein Air St. Augustine Paint Out hosted by the St. Augustine Art Association.
The painters become a part of the St. Augustine landscape, as they sit in their chosen location and focus on the subject in front of them.
Patricia Domanski from Daytona Beach had chosen a small courtyard at the Lightner Museum, where she enjoyed the quiet morning hours.
|Artist Patricia Domanski at the Plein Air St. Augustine Paint Out|
You can buy Patricia Domanski art's through her website www.patriciadomanski.com, and you can support her by following on social media @patriciadomanskiart on Instagram and Patricia Domanski Art on Facebook.
On Cordova Street, Vero Beach artist Katherine Larson had found a spot in the shade, where she could paint the St. Augustine City Hall.
|Painter Katherine Larson at the St. Augustine Plein Air Paint Out|
|Claire Jane Kendrick at Plein Air St. Augustine in front of her CJK Studio and Gallery on Charlotte Street|
Claire Jane Kendrick had set up the easel in front of her studio CJK Studio and Gallery on Charlotte Street in St. Augustine. You can support her by following on social media at CJK Studio on Instagram and CJK-Studio on Facebook.
|Heather Harley-Davidson painting in front of the St. Augustine Marina|
Local painter Heather Harley-Davidson had set up in front of the St. Augustine Marina, where she was painting the O.C. Whites Restaurant on Avenida Menendez across from her. She had learned from past plein air experiences, so she had brought a beach umbrella along to paint comfortably.
|Heather Harley-Davidson painting O.C. Whites Restuarant as part of the Plein Air St. Augustine Marina|
David Tarbert is participating in the Plein Air St. Augustine Paint Out for the first time. He had chosen a location on Cadiz Street, where he could paint the sunflowers in front of the Ximenez-Fatio Museum.
|David Tarbert at the Plein Air St. Augustine Paint Out.|
|St. Augustine artist Leigh Slayden at Plein Air.|
Local artist Leigh Slayden had found her way to Lincolnville in search of one of the older houses on a quiet street.
What does Plein Air mean? "En plein air" is the French expression for "in the open." Plein Air is when the painter leaves the studio to experience painting and drawing in the landscape. Plein Air painting is a practice that goes back for centuries but it was made into an art form by the French Impressionists.
The Plein Air St. Augustine Paint Out event takes place from April 26th - 30th, and you can learn more about the event at the St. Augustine Art Association.
To Support and purchase created by the Plein Air artists check out the St. Augustine Art Association's gallery on 22 Marine Street.
*This piece was originally posted on the West Augustine News Connection on March 25, 2023.
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