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Friday, September 14, 2012

Starting a Plein Air Painting Group

I just started a second blog - called - "Reno Tahoe Plein Air Painters".  I have a painter friend I paint outside with, and we thought it would be good to get others to join us.

I am still working on this new blog - getting widgets and stuff set is still a work in progress.  But you are welcome to stop by and check it out - even if you are not in the area and cannot join us.  Go to

Our plan is to post where upcoming paint-outs will be, give directions, and a little blurb about the place with pictures if available.  If you live in the area and want to keep track of upcoming events - one of the best ways is to click the button (widget) that says "subscribe by email".  Every time we post an upcoming event, you will receive an email with the first few lines of the post, and a link so you can click right to the blog to read the rest.

Another way, if you are a blogger, or if you just filled out a blogger profile, you can click the button "follow". You will have to go to your blogger dashboard each day to check the blogs you follow.... so that is an extra step.

We are hoping that other painters in our area will help plan paint-outs in their area and post their schedules on this blog.  This would be good for painters in Carson City, Virginia City, Minden and Garnerville, South Lake Tahoe, Incline, Truckee and North Lake Tahoe area, as well as other surrounding areas.

Hope to hear from you!


ti-igra said...

Hi, Carolyn! I just have arrived! :)
I am so happy for you and your friend! I saw your blog! This is an amazing idea! How pity that I am so far from you! It would be great to paint with you, to travel on beautiful places of America! Really wonderful landscapes, I saw photos, how cool!
I think, I must to tell about your blog to my friend Tanya, who lives in California now.

GOOD LUCK for you! And thanks for sharing with us so good and interesting news!
Inspiration!!!!!! :)

Rhonda said...

I used to live in Reno up until 5 yrs ago...wish I knew about you then, I would have loved to join you! Your work is beautiful! ~Rhonda

Carolyn Jean Thompson said...

Hi Rhonda and Ira! It would be so fun if you could join us - to bad you both live far away! Thank you Rhonda for the compliment!

Sharon said...

I haven't weighed in some time but have been thinking about you since reading Malcolm Gladwell's book - The Outliers. You have spent a jillion hours since I've met you developing your art and you are on top of your game.

Carolyn Jean Thompson said...

Hi Sharon! Long time no see! Miss you! I'll have to check out that book...