In September, Sheri Farabaugh hopes to board a plane headed to Russia, where she will join a group of artists who will spend two weeks painting with Eric Rhoads, a plein air painter and publisher of PleinAir magazine. They will visit galleries and art institutes in St. Petersburg, several villages where the Russian Masters painted, and Moscow.
Farabaugh hopes that trip will help her to become more proficient at plein air painting. She is brutally honest about her capabilities in that area, saying, “I’m a horrible plein air painter; I’m trying to figure out why that is. Narrowing down my subject matter outdoors is difficult for me.” Traveling to—and painting in—Russia promises to be the trip of her lifetime.
Floating on Cobus Creek
24” by 24”
“My father-in-law’s house was on Cobus Creek in Indiana, and we visited every summer. It’s a small creek but is second only to the Platte River for painting inspiration. This view reminds me of many a cocktail hour on the deck.”
8” by 16”
“Call me crazy; I bought some spurs, put them on my boots and had a lot of fun painting this one.”