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Plein Air?

Plein Air is a French term

which means painting “in open air”.

and more precisely, it means painting outside

while you’re looking at your subject.

I have followed many artists who just LOVE plein air painting,

but I’ve always painted from photos

in the safe, controlled environment of my art studio

(first that was my kitchen table and now it’s a repurposed extra bedroom:)

But with some nudges from other people,

I lugged my cumbersome easel

and all the necessary¬†supplies out on location and tried it, and…

I loved it!

Ok, well, I don’t love the bug bite I got on Tuesday

that inflamed half my leg for the next 3 days,

or the unrelenting sun that chased me inside.

But I LOVE looking at my subjects in real life

(so to speak, as I’m usually painting buildings).

I love watching the shadows change,

I love being outside (with exceptions, as noted),

I love visiting with people passing by,

And I love my new easel!

Yes, I had to buy a plein air easel with watercolor palette…

I’m all about getting the right art supplies…

I may have an 18 year old van with automatic doors

that are no longer automatic,

but I’ve got some darn good art supplies.

I’ve been painting every day this week…

First my house and then my neighbor’s house… (see above).

Thanks for following along,

Linda

 

 

 

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Let the Painting Begin!

Summer 2017

Have decided to challenge myself:
Paint EVERY day.
And honestly, it's not going to be easy this summer,
because I've also decided to have a big garden, sew my clothing again, 
I'm scheduled for jury duty and I joined the Rec Center at MU, 
plus we've got a vacation planned in June.
And, of course, like everyone else,
 I have a million other little things going on.
Sooo why now? 
I'm reading Outliers, a book by Malcolm Gladwell,
about why people are successful.
And I was reminded of something that I knew:
If I want my watercolors to be better,
I have to paint A LOT!



So here's #1~ My House

 

Let the painting begin!!

OMGosh…

Time does FLY!

Last year at this time I was in the midst…

of painting 30 paintings of Huntington in 30 days…

like this one…

#18

At my 30/30 Art Show in December at The Cellar Door

the original paintings were sold in a silent auction

and the sale of calendars and prints was launched.

(btw...prints are still available…

Red Caboose at Heritage Station carries them!)

This fall I’m painting Huntington again…

and I’ve just begun…

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I’ll reveal all the details in the coming weeks…

Thanks for following along,

Linda