Thursday, October 4, 2012

Painting En Plein Air

The last few weeks have been absolutely beautiful, and my plan was to go outside and paint.  I wanted to visit Winton Woods, and capture the fall colors reflected in the lake.  But, I found I couldn't park close enough to see the lake without hauling my gear.  And, boy, did I have a lot of junk to haul.  Here is what I was carrying yesterday:

--palatte (large)
--brushes (about 10)
--paper towels
--a drawing box
--reference photos
--medium spray bottle
--watercolor crayons

Plus, as a bonus, I had a camp chair, a table, my ipod, a camera, car keys, and phone.  My goal for next week will be to stream line my bag!

I found a nice little picnic area, and did a small painting (11.5 x 7.3 inches) alla prima in about 45 minutes.  Sentinels. 

The fall Essex Art Walk is running Oct. 5th and 6th.  There's a huge range of artistic styles, and it's usually hopping.  Don't forget to stop by Studio 122 and visit the women of the Art Circle.  (And see my painting, Boy Line, of course!)