Southport Plein Air Paint-Out, 2014

Well, it’s plein air season again, and what better way to start it off than to paint in the beautiful little coastal town of Southport. This was my first visit to the town who hosts the famous 4th of July Festival…also known as the place where the movie, “Safe Haven” was filmed.

I must say that this was a tremendous painting experience. I met talented artists from all over the state and some from out of state, as well as a host of kind locals, who some were even willing to let me spend the night at their place! Talk about hospitality!…you can’t get any better. The hosts were so generous and helpful providing the artists with a meal, a map, and all kinds of little goodies to help make our stay pleasurable. Overall, this was a great time of painting and making new friends.

Below are the pics that I painted:

Painting on Restaurant Row at the old yacht harbor
Painting on Restaurant Row at the old yacht harbor
Plein air Painting on Restaurant Row at the old yacht harbor in Southport, NC by North Carolina artist Jeremy Sams
Boat at Restaurant Row 8×10 acrylic
Plein air painting at Franklin Square Park in Southport, NC.
Plein air painting at Franklin Square Park in Southport, NC.
Resting in Franklin Square Park 8x10 acrylic en plein air
Resting in Franklin Square Park 8×10 acrylic en plein air
Southport Sunset plein air painting
Southport Sunset 6×8

This was a fun piece to paint. I was privileged to paint the sunset along side of some other talented artists on the pier of the Great American Fish Co.

Boats in the old yacht harbor at Southport
Boats in the old yacht harbor at Southport
Early morning face lit plein air painting of boats in the harbor, 8x10 acrylic
Early morning face lit plein air painting of boats in the harbor, 8×10 acrylic
Caswell Street plein air
Caswell Street
Caswell Street plein air painting in Southport NC by North Carolina artist Jeremy Sams
Looking up Caswell Street 8×10 acrylic

Thanks Southport for the great experience!