Artists enjoy beautiful weather at International Plein Air Painters Worldwide Paint Out | Photos

The streets of Mandurah burst to life with colour over the weekend as Mandurah participants took part in the 17th annual International Plein Air Painters Worldwide Paint Out.

While the event has been happening around the globe for many years, 2019 was the first time Mandurah took part and made its mark.

From September 6-8, local artists joined those from all over the world stepping outside their studios simultaneously to paint outdoors, or, as the French would say, 'en plein air'.

Armed with their brushes and easels, painters took inspiration from Mandjar Square, the Boardwalk and the eastern foreshore.

Artists of all skill levels and mediums joined in the fun while the public also came down to watch the painters at work throughout the day.

Event organiser Barb Thoms said there was a certain joy to painting outdoors.

"This was a chance for people to see professional artists at work, developing their paintings in response to the beauty in nature," she said.

"Plein air artists seek the quality of natural light and atmosphere outdoors. Their art work is in direct response to the beauty they find in nature."

The exciting weekend of painting ended with a free event at Vivid Gallery in the Smart Street Mall on Sunday afternoon.

Special guest artist Gillian Peebles helped to officially openan exhibition of plein air works by the Mandurah Plein Air artists.

Ms Peebles also offered a judge's perspective on what she looks for when judging a plein air competition.