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Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Paint-Out in the snow!

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.

We had a great time!


ti-igra said...

Wow!!! Carolyn! You are with your friend are heroes! In such snowy day among mountains! :)))) I imagine how clear and light air there!
Just FANTASTIC! I'm so happy for youuuu, so wonderful day!
Keep warm!!! And knitted cap will not prevent ;))))
I like your oils, friends!

Ida M. Glazier said...

Carolyn, how wonderful! I can't believe you went when it was so cold. I have a set of goosedown bib overalls I would use if I ever went when it was so cold. Wow, its so clear too! You work can only improve at your marvelous dedication--and I think is great!

Euphoria said...

Painting seems like an adventure to you!