Area Artists Capture Spirit of Tall Ships Festival

By KBJR News 1

July 26, 2013 Updated Jul 26, 2013 at 3:46 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) - Area artists took their paint brushes outside Thursday to capture the beauty of the tall ships as they sailed into the Twin Ports.

Over a dozen artists of all skill levels worked "en plein air" French for "in the open air" as part of the Duluth Art Institute event.

Whether it was the Denis Sullivan or the Lynx, the artists painted the ships on their easels, notebooks and even on a chair.

One of the artists said it's hard to capture every detail of a tall ship.

"As a painter we really have to simplify everything. Just make the basic shapes, obviously we won't get all the details, but as long as you can tell what is in the end. It's a success," said Amy Jones.

You can see Amy's and all the other artists work at the Great Hall of the Duluth Depot through July 29th.

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