It was a beautiful day Saturday and I had an opportunity to paint with a group of artists, all of us taking a workshop lead by Helen Kleczynski. It was “The Art of Journaling” but it became a plein air session too which was fine with me.
Two friends who went with me sit on a log and sketch
We spent the morning at the beach, my view above. We broke for lunch and then went to a park near the museum where I started this little piece but didn’t finish – rain started.
It’s been a very long time since I’ve done any plein air painting so when my friend, Betty Dobbie, asked me if we couldn’t set a regular time to do it this summer, I didn’t hesitate – yes let’s. And so we will, every Tuesday starting this week.
I didn’t learn much about painting in the workshop but I did get some ideas about handy things to have or make for plein air painting. Helen K’s set up worked wonderfully for her. I may adapt it for my own use but not until I’ve been out a bit more and determine what works for me. Here’s her set up.