DALLAS — Sue Hand, of Sue Hand’s Imagery, will exhibit her series of plein air paintings of Harveys Lake from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2 and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3 and Monday, Sept. 5 at the gallery at 35 Main St.
The event is open to the public.
The series, which is titled “8.3 – A Journey Around Harveys Lake,” began in the fall of 2014 when she spent several weeks painting scenes which included the historic buildings at Hansen’s, Pole 150, which were razed that November. Those autumn afternoon paint-outs inspired her quest to create a plein air painting “from or of” each one of the 311 poles located around the lake’s perimeter.
The plein air paintings will be arranged in order around the studio as though one is entering Harveys Lake from Route 415 and driving around Lakeside Drive in a counterclockwise manner. All paintings will be labeled with the pole number they are painted “of” or “from.” All of the scenes have been created on location from alongside the roadway or, with permission, from private docks and includes approximately 120 of the poles.
Hand will be joined by fellow plein air artist Charles “Woody” Woodworth who has accompanied her on many of the paint-outs. Woodworth will exhibit his colored pencil and mixed media sketches of the area.
Hand will continue to paint on location at Harveys Lake for several more years to complete the series.