Last fall, my friend Patti contacted me about possibly getting together to paint. Patti is an artist as well and has a flexible schedule, so it sounded like a great idea to me. One beautiful, crisp fall day I went over to her house and we painted “en plein-air” in her backyard, capturing her garage. This was my first time painting outside in my Aquabee sketchpad, and it was a bit difficult getting used to how much water could be used on the page and how fast it would dry off in the nice sunshine.
I really like how this painting came out, as long as I don’t inspect the crazy perspective at the bottom of the page. Painting en plein-air is very difficult, but it was something that both Patti and I have enjoyed and have taken to doing the first Saturday of the month, adding a few people into our fold. This particular month we were unable to meet on the first Saturday, so we’ve rescheduled it to this weekend, which I look forward to! If you’re local and interested in painting on the first Saturday, let me know! There is no prerequisite to being good at painting at all — we welcome everyone!