Vasari Classic Artists’ Oil Colors — a small, independent company that makes handcrafted artists’ oil paint — has a showroom in Easton, PA, in the Lehigh Valley. They are sponsoring a month long plein air event in cooperation with the Karl Srirner Arts Trail, which is right next to their shop.
The latter is a parkland along the Bushkill Creek. The event is free with no registration required. Artists are invited to drop by and paint along the trail, or in any of the public parks in the Easton area — some of which are along the Delaware and Lehigh rivers.
More than that, participants are invited to stop into the Vasari showroom, which is open Monday through Saturday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, and load up their palette with free samples of Vasari’s handcrafted oil paint.
By way of a disclaimer, I’ll mention that in my role as a website designer, Vasari is a client of mine. However, I think long time Lines and Colors readers will know I’m not likely to let that color my opinion (if you’ll excuse the expression) in what I write here.
That being said, I’ll add that Vasari’s oil paint is the best I’ve ever used, and that includes other “handcrafted” brands like Old Holland and Williamsburg. Vasari’s paints have a wonderful consistency; they flow off my brush like butter, and they have brilliant color with an extraordinary amount of pigment. So being able to use some of this paint for free is a rare treat.
Artists are also invited to drop off finished oil paintings during the week of October 9th to 13th for display in their showroom. The exhibition reception will be from 3:00 to 5:00 pm on October 14th, with judging and prizes awarded at that time.
The address is:
1235 Simon Blvd.
Silk Mill unit P102
Easton, PA 18042