Marc Hanson and Dottie Leatherwood. A dynamic duo in the art world, to say the least. I respect both of these artists so much. Their work is always above and beyond. Together they work magic.
I love how they go out and paint together – Some of you may remember Marc Hanson did 3 paintings a day for one month. It was back when he lived in Colorado. It was a freezing cold time of year and he went out and painted three paintings. Every. Single. Day. Despite wicked weather. This time, Marc and Dottie are going to each paint at least 3 – 9×12″ paintings every day for the entire month of January (2020).
No. Matter. What. Whoa! Now THAT is dedication! You can participate daily by following along on their Salt Marsh Studio blog and Facebook link. Personally, I cannot wait to follow along and see what they’ve painted each day!
This info is from Marc Hanson’s blog PAINTING MY WAY THROUGH LIFE:
Beginning bright and early January 1st, 2020, Dottie T. Leatherwood and I will start a very involved, joint painting project. Every day in January, no matter what, we will be heading outside to paint 3 paintings a day. We decided that we wanted to take on a personal painting challenge, one that would get us outside for an extended period to paint together, to paint where we live in order to share our love for it with others.
So… if you’re inclined, please follow along as we take our paints, brushes and easels out onto the marshes, beaches and into the fields surrounding our home of Tybee Island and Savannah, GA, this January 2020! Each of us will be painting at least three 9″x12″ field studies a day, every day in January…that’s a total of 186 paintings! Chances are there will be more paintings a day than that, but we’ve set 3 as our minimal goal. We’ll re-cap our adventures each day, including images of the paintings, and post it all on our new Salt Marsh Studio (SMS) blog. Photos of the daily painting sessions and videos will be posted on our SMS Instagram and Facebook accounts throughout each day and every evening the paintings will be posted for sale on our website. All of the paintings will be for sale for on a collection page on our website for $410.00 ($400.00 +plus $10.00 shipping and handling), but we will be holding them for our show, shipping them on or before March 1, 2020.
Because part of what we want to do is show others how much we appreciate this place that we live in, we will present all of our paintings in a show on February 14th, 15th and 16th at our Salt Marsh Studio located at 51 Johnny Mercer Blvd, Suite A1 in Savannah. The Opening Reception is on Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2020 from 5-8pm. This show will also be on display February 15th from 10-3pm, and February 16th from 12noon-3pm. Following the show we will begin to pack and ship all sold paintings.
While we’re challenging our artistic chops with this month long painting project, we also hope to do our part to raise the level of awareness in others about this coastal environment, it’s diversity, and the beauty it holds. In light of that concern, we’ve decided that a donation to a local conservation organization, still to be determined, will be made from total sales.
What: A New Year, Two Visions Show
February 14th – 5-8pm (Opening)
February 15th – 10-3pm
February 16th – 12noon-3pm
Where: Salt Marsh Studio
51 Johnny Mercer Blvd, Suite A1
Savannah, GA 31410
FACEBOOK:Salt Marsh Studio
WEBSITE: Salt Marsh Studio
Join them via the comfort of your own home! Catch you back here tomorrow!