On New Years Day, an art friend and I went painting! Yes, it was cold! It was 24 degrees when we got there, but it felt like it got warmer as the sun got higher.
I tried something that worked real well for me - I knew where we were going and what the colors would be. I also knew it was going to be cold. I premixed my oil paints at home! I also partially set up my french easel in the back of my subaru. All I had to do was turn it rightside up and extend the legs. I didn't want to expose my fingers very long - tightening wingnuts.
I also brought hot tea and I painted right out the back of my car. My friend walked out to the end of the boardwalk to the wildlife viewing platform for a great view out there.
Welcome to my art blog! This is where I share my explorations and learning experiences in pastel, watercolor and oil painting. I have had this blog for about six or more years. I am currently entering many national and regional juried art shows. I have a website and sell my work from there as well. I started a group called Reno Tahoe Plein Air Painters a year ago and it has grown to about 40 active painters! Each year brings new challenges and exciting opportunities. I have made many friends among other art bloggers and enjoy visiting their blogs. I hope you enjoy your visit here, and click on the links to my website and the plein air painters to see more!