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 am currently entering many national and regional juried art shows. I am on the board of Sierra Pastel Society and also a member of other art associations. I now have a website and I just started a Plein Air Painting Group. Each year brings new challenges and exiting opportunities. I have made many friends among other art bloggers and enjoy visiting their blogs as well. I hope you enjoy your visit here!