Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Plein air - Eaton Canyon

I’m doing more freelancing from home (or wherever) these days and am happily able to use this new flexibility to spend more time catching up with stuff (car repair), doing more drawing (and hopefully, soon, painting) and just being able to spend more time with J.

You should all be nodding, thinking, "All good stuff". [in addition, Tony's nodding, thinking, "Now get to the baking part!"]

A few days ago, I met up with Robin and Karen’s plein air group for their weekly trip. I’d never been to Eaton Canyon before and enjoyed wandering around a bit before I found the group. It was so good to see them, meet the others, just be outside, and, of course, to get in a few hours of sketching.

I’ve been enjoying checking out Karen's work in watercolor, and it was great to see her in action. And, we can all see how Robin's work has been enriched by the classes she’s been taking – abstract painting, color theory... If the postings on their blogs weren’t inspiring enough, to watch everyone paint in person; it’s food for the soul.

Go take a look at Karen’s painting
and Robin’s painting

I’ll have to find a way to take along my paint too.

At the SketchCrawls, you start to notice that it’s as much a time for us to catch up and share, beyond the wonderful opportunity to get out and be creative and expressive. Someone shows up and the group gathers to “Oooo” and “Aaaah” about a new tool or supply, a new brush, paint set, easel, notebook. How fun. We check in on everyone’s families, and share, console, support. The plein air group seems like a good, warm one. I’m going to have to keep the time open every week to go. Thanks Robin.


Plain Jane said...

oooh, lovely drawing! Glad you're takin' time to draw more, you do it so beautifully.

Wendee said...

Thanks Jane :)

Sugar Mouse said...

Lovely tree! Keep on drawing.