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Gen Con Indy 2014 and Margaretville, NY

Magaretville, NY, Oil, 7.75"x12", 2014.
Back in June, we were upstate, in the Catskills for a long weekend.  While I was busy relaxing and taking in the beautiful scenery, I took some time out to paint this landscape.  It took about 3 hours.  In my opinion, there is nothing as pure as painting en plein air.  One becomes completely zen with the surroundings and painting becomes less about depicting a particular scene or composition and becomes more about the feeling or nature of the scene.  It's hard to explain, and can sound extremely corny, when describing the feeling that comes with painting en plein air.  I am constantly moving the brush, painting things that happened 30-45 minutes ago, changing things on the fly, building up paint as it dries.  It's totally different from how I normally paint.  Very freeing, very rejuvenating.

Also I will, again, have a booth in the Art Show area at Gen Con Indianapolis this year.  It's a wonderful convention filled with fun for everyone from the most pessimistic curmudgeon to the most optimistic sprite!  Lots of great artwork, lots of crazy costumes, and I've heard that True Dungeon is the best thing in the world!  If you are in the area, please stop by, it's a blast.  Also, I will be posting various deals on my artwork throughout the convention on my instagram account(@owweber), so stay tuned!  


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