Painting with friends is an enjoyable way to spend the afternoon!
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!
Jennifer Smith Greene is originally from and lives currently in Burbank, California with her husband Gavin Greene.
Jenny completed her undergraduate degree from Woodbury University in Graphic Design. She has worked as a graphics & web designer, both as an in-house and freelance designer. She also has completed a Master of Divinity (MDiv) degree from Princeton Theological Seminary. She has worked as a hospital chaplain and in support roles in various churches.
In her spare time, Jenny enjoys watercolor painting. She has taken classes and workshops under Joseph Stoddard, Tom Fong, Danny Gregory and Jane Friend.
Additionally, Jenny is active in the community and volunteers her time on the Board of Family Promise of East San Fernando Valley, a social service nonprofit dedicated to helping homeless children and their families by providing shelter and support services to help the families find jobs and housing.
Jenny enjoys reading (and highly recommends the site Goodreads), watching movies, playing softball and tennis and taking walks with her husband.
Otherwise, Jenny is always curious to find out about those people who come to her site and would love to hear from you!
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