THE Easter weekend is starting indoors for a group of Mornington Peninsula artists who like to paint outdoors.
Members of Peninsula Plein Air Painters begin their holiday weekend early with their annual exhibition opening on Thursday, March 29.
Artist Miodrag Jankovic will officially open the exhibition being held at the Sorrento Activity Centre daily until Easter Monday.
Members of the group can be seen on any Thursday at such scenic places as Mothers Beach, Mornington, Millionaires Walk, Portsea, Arthurs Seat or Cape Schanck.
Plein air painting originated through the French impressionists and notable Australian plein air landscape artists include McCubbin, Heysen, Roberts, Namatjira and Streeton.
Today’s artists interpret the landscape in many bold and contemporary ways.
Thursday’s official opening of works by the Peninsula Plein Air Painters will be celebrated with beer, wine and nibbles. Admission is $2 over the four days.
The show is open from 10am until 4pm daily from Good Friday and 10pm until 2pm on Easter Monday. Sorrento Activity Centre is at the corner of Melbourne and Queens roads, Sorrento.
Details: Maxine Wild 0490 286 692.