CARTHAGE, MO.--- Several artists are grabbing their brushes and painting outside in Carthage. Cherry's Art Gallery is hosting a two day Maple Leaf Paint Out. Artists pick various outdoor locations in Carthage to paint. They then take their piece back to the gallery to be entered in a contest. First place wins $500. The artists say painting outside has its challenges.
"You have to record information quickly. The sun moves constantly, and so it's a challenge. You can't get a representation of the color any better than to witness it," said John Mills, Artist.
The art will then be auctioned off Thursday at 6 p.m. at Cherry's Art Gallery on the square.
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