Saturday, June 15, 2013

Water and bridges and trains- oh my!


 Excuse # 117 for missing plein air Thursdays,
 "The model won't stand still."
 Another round of plein air troopers took off to Titlow park this week despite the moody clouds. While rewarded with the vast possibilities of inspirational things to paint there was no need for anybody to toot thier own horn. The passing train took all the glory sending those on the wrong side of the tracks to take frequent yet brief breaks to put down the paintbrush and practice ear plugging exercises. Warning: plein air painting could be detrimental to your health. Tune in with us next time when we embark upon the adventure of painting at low tide... beneath the piers!

Thursday, June 6, 2013

...And so it begins, a breath of plein air.

Artists along the pond's rail

   Today was the first of many plein air outings scheduled for 2013 and it couldn't have been more perfect. About a dozen or more happy artists descended upon Sehmel Park to appreciate forest, fauna and ...frogs? 
Myrna... outstanding in her field
   Yes the pond wanders (artists working near the water) were serenaded with tweets and croaks most the morning while the crew on the hill (of foxgloves) were all a buzz.
Pat painting the foxgloves

   Come join us every Thursday morning to soak up the local beauty as we gather to observe and record nature at her finest! Contact Anne Knapp to get on the  weekly info mailings as the location changes weekly. Next week: Titlow Park, Tacomma.
Anne beneath the shade
 of her tailgate

Cathie & Greg
working in watercolors