Our plein air workshop got rained in on Friday. We painted impromptu still lifes in the Chalfonte Hotel's not-lit-for-painting dining room
Our teacher, Marie Natale, who would never let an all-day downpour stop her, or us, from painting, wanted us to focus on brushwork--put the brush down on the paper to its belly, smush it around--and on not fussing about details or correcting, or as she calls it, tickling; keeping it fresh and letting the paint do what it does.
It should have been a disappointment, but wasn't: it was an enjoyable day of painting and everyone in the class produced really nice work! I wish I had brought my camera.