Tag: plein air painting

Plein air painting – from outside into the studio

In the warmer days of summer, I had the pleasure of going out on a couple of plein air painting excursions with my Mum and Dad on Salt Spring Island. One of those days we drove up Duke’s Road, a place we’d never explored before. (To read all about another excursion click here.)   When

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Plein air painting in Grand Cayman…done from inside out :-)

  So in all the family excitement during my 10-day visit to Cayman, it wasn’t until the last day that I found the opportunity to sit and pastel. Of course there was the frantic decision – what to paint? what to paint? – but I had been eyeing the beauty of some seagrape trunks through

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Plein air painting a cottage on Salt Spring

  I can hardly believe it’s November already. The days are getting darker and the grey and wet can get me down but remembering wonderful days painting en plein air this summer warms my soul. There’s something about painting outside – you bring the experience and witnessing of nature and the environment inside with you.

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Daily painting – it’s not as easy as you might think!!

  DAILY PAINTING   Earlier this year, I went to Sedona to take a class from an artist I have admired for a long time – Carol Marine.  It was from reading Carol’s blog that I first learnt about the notion of creating a small daily painting, that’s a small painting every day – not

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