The 30-day Plein Air Challenge ~One painting every day for thirty days painted outside in less than sixty minutes.
“Close to Home” ~ a 30-day Challenge for 2020
This is our third summer celebrating the 30-day Challenge with artist Margaret Gerding. Each year she challenges herself and we are thrilled to display the amazing works. The lovely little 8×8 paintings are perfect for any space or grouped together to fill a larger space. This is part of her three-week show at 10 Chase Hill Road in Kennebunk. July 18 – August 6.
“With the topic ‘Close to Home’ I was definitely influenced by events in our world right now,” shares Gerding. “It was a way of recording the beautiful nature around me, as I stayed within a few miles from my home in Kennebunkport. This series is how this landscape is interpreted through my eyes.”
Gerding has engaged in this challenge the past few years since her move to Maine. She genuinely enjoys the process, the ups and downs, and the final grouping of the full body of work.
“Part of this challenge for me is working so small, 8×8 paintings,” laughs Gerding, “a choice that was made to remind myself to simplify and feel the moment.”
Follow Margaret Gerding on Instagram to see some of the scenes captured by a camera photo compared to the artistic choices made.