Monday, April 22, 2019

Winter Park Paint Out Open House

The Winter Park Paint Out (WPPO) is officially under way. Easter Sunday April 21, 2019 was the open house at the Albin Polasek Museum and Sculpture Gardens (633 Osceola Avenue Winter Park, FL 32789.) After dropping off a painting for the gallery walls, I went in the gorgeous gardens and decided to sketch these two musicians from the Florida Symphony Youth Orchestras.Tonight I will frame this painting and it will hand on in the Polasek Museum for the week along with every other painting I do this week. All the work is for sale. A portion of any sale will go to support the great work they do at the Polasek Museum. Mention that you are an Analog Artist Digital World fan, and you can get a 30% discount on an original painting of mine in the gallery.

If you have never been to the Polasek you should head out this week sometime since admission is free for the duration of the WPPO. The other painting I hung on the walls is a nocturne of the Lake Eola Fountain.

Twenty-five professional plein air artists will paint at the Polasek Museum and locations nearby with art lovers invited to watch the artists at work, and view their recently completed paintings in the gallery and attend free painting demonstrations. A full list of painting demonstrations and events can be found on the WPPO website. I plan to document as many events as I can.

Besides doing journalist sketches of the WPPO events, I plan to do a series of paintings of Park Avenue at night. On Friday April 6, 2019 from 5pm to 8pm, I will be giving a happy hour demonstration called Digital Poetic License. Poets from the Kerouac House Project will be reading poetry in the Polasek Garden as the sun sets over Lake Osceola, and I will be doing a digital sketch live on my iPad with the sketch in progress projected on a movie screen so that the audience can see my thought progress in real time. All artwork from the WPPO may also be viewed online as it is created at and of course my art work can be seen here daily.

Prints are available for each sketch for $250 and many originals can be purchased for $400. White museum grade shadow box frames are $100 more. You can e-mail Thor at

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