Thursday, August 24, 2023

getting the paint wet

My friend Gina and I were supposed to go to VT last week for plein air painting with Susan Abbott.
Then I got covid and we had to cancel everything.
But Susan was able to add us to next week's session and I'm covid-free, so we'll be off to VT tomorrow!
Haven't been painting-- or doing much of anything-- so today I made these small, direct paintings ... just to get the paint wet!

Saturday, August 05, 2023

getting ready ...

In about a week my friend Gina and I will be driving to VT for a 5-day plein air workshop with Susan Abbott.
I've taken a couple of online classes with Susan and am looking forward to painting with her in person.
And I'm engrossed in the project of selecting what to bring!
I've filled a palette; tried the paper in a couple of small sketchbooks; and tested several brushes to see if they came to a point.

And made this little sketch.