I am thrilled to be showing my paintings at Grayt Grounds of Monet Monet in Grayton Beach, Florida, November 2-17, 2013. The opening reception will be November 2, 2013, from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM. My show is titled “The Present Moment”. I chose that title because the show features my plein air paintings, which are for the most part painted outside, in the open air, on location. As such, painting ‘en plein air’ is a very temporal effort, constrained by weather, lighting, bugs, heat or cold, you name it, requiring the artist to be very much “in the present moment”, with mind and senses completely focused on the work and not wandering to yesterday’s political discussion or tomorrow’s fun workshop or how much laundry is waiting at home. I also will be showing some studio pieces painted in a plein air style.
Here are some of the announcements and stories about my coming show. The first one is the one I am especially excited to share with you, a 20-minute live interview with Claire Bannerman, produced by www.supradioshow.com. You will hear me explain my take on the process of painting and how it can be so very different from the product which the viewer sees, and you will hear a little about my personal history and my involvement in the art scene of South Walton County in Northwest Florida, where I live.
SUP Radio Show — Your Global Art Showcase with Claire Bannerman — Artist Joan Vienot Debuts in Grayton Beach Florida: http://www.supradioshow.com/2013/10/artist-joan-vienot-debuts-grayton-beach-florida-sup-radio/ (The podcast interview media player is at the bottom of the text on that page.)
Walton Outdoors — Grayt Grounds of Monet Monet to Showcase Local Artist Joan Vienot Nov. 2-17 — http://www.waltonoutdoors.com/grayt-grounds-of-monet-monet-to-showcase-local-artist-joan-vienot-nov-2-17/
SoWal — Reception and Exhibit Opening for Local Artist Joan Vienot Nov 2 — http://sowal.com/story/reception-and-exhibit-opening-for-local-artist-joan-vienot-nov-2
Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County — “The Present Moment” Joan Vienot’s Debut Exhibition — http://www.culturalartsalliance.com/node/520
Below is my plein air painting of Grayt Grounds of Monet Monet, in Grayton Beach, Florida, painted across the street from the building and front gardens in September of this year.