I love Cedarburg, Wisconsin! If you've never been there, it's a quaint little town with an active and charming little downtown area. This year, the Cedarburg Art Museum is hosting a juried exhibition called, The Doors of Cedarburg.
The description reads, "Artists working in a variety of media are invited to explore and interpret the diverse architectural heritage of our community with art works that have as their predominant subject, a doorway found in the city or town of Cedarburg."
What a great excuse for us to go up to Cedarburg on some nice summer day, have lunch, do a little shopping, and take some pictures to work from.
So, this morning I starting working on my first practice door . . .
Up to four paintings can be entered for possible entrance to the exhibition, and the chosen paintings will be on display and for sale at the Cedarburg Art Museum. I think this sounds like a fun project.
Cedarburg is one of our favorite places to visit and it's active all year long. Here's a painting I did from the Strawberry Festival last year.
We came across this bustling group around some tents hosting a corn roast during the festival - my painting is loosely based on the photo below.
Cedarburg also hosts a Plein Air Painting Competition during the Strawberry Festival. Maybe next year I can muster up the courage to participate in that. It would be a lot easier if I had someone to paint alongside - anyone out there want to do this?