We got Don Colley packed up and shipped out on the AMTRAK this morning and we are already changing gears at Wet Paint. We’ve got a 2fer this Thursday evening. We truly believe the weather is taking a turn toward warmth and Josh Cunningham and Carl Judson will be outside the store in full plein air regalia. Josh Cunningham is a favorite Wet Paint customer, a well-respected painter of our Minnesota landscape and cityscape and a truly generous artist. Josh will be working on a new painting and is ready and willing to talk shop about painting, materials and the specific issues of alla prima with any and all of you interested artists.
When I saw Carl Judson, founder of Guerrilla Painter, at the art materials show earlier this month, Carl said he could stop by Wet Paint on his road trip back to Colorado. We lucked out to get him to come through St Paul on the same day as Josh’s demo. So besides getting to talk with Josh about painting, you get to visit with Carl about the equipment he manufactures to make plein air painting more seamless and compact for the artist. The last time Carl came by we had a lively conversation about collapsible palettes. See a demonstration of all the bells and whistles of the Guerrilla Painter line of rugged pochade like boxes.
This is also a great opportunity for you to get Judson’s recent publication, “A Guerrilla Painter’s Notebook III.” This volume covers such topics as the underappreciated role of the amateur painter, Judson’s own paintings, Judson’s monograph of a favorite artist, Julian Livingston Peabody, and high points of his guerrilla painter travels around the country. This is a gem of a publication and shows Carl’s talents and appreciations as a true Renaissance individual.
This will be a truly delightful evening with Josh and Carl talking about topics they hold dear. Their talents and generosity of spirit will inspire and encourage you to start a new picture. Maybe we can get Josh to paint the front of Wet Paint (he has done the parking lot view; the painting is on view at the store). Take a look at the new value added Guerrilla Box special kits. It’s only available in brick and mortar art supply stores.