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PLease enjoy my blogisms. . I am so fortunate to be able to paint and share my successes and failures with you . I was alate starter in the art field but became thoroughly passionate about painting in the 1980s so quite a few years have gone by in my evolution through a variety of mediums
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Saturday, September 12, 2009

Plein Air

Today was the 2nd Annual Plein Air Paintout at Lake Elizabeth. Put on by the Fremont Art Association and also sponsored by the Fremont Cultural Arts Council and Olive Hyde Guild.
About 30 artists from 10 cities around the SF Bay participated.
The day started out with rolling thunder and dry lightning so it was anyones guess what we might be in for. But we are courageous souls so we hung in. The sky was amzing, clouds constantly changing. As the day went on it cleared and was really nice. Not too hot. Fremont has the BEST weather!
I did a loose wet into wet watercolor. I will let you see it but it needs a couple of adjustments. Had lots of nice comments .
then as I let the paint dry I painted a small pastel .(Chalk type). first time I have done a pastel on location so am happy with the outcome.


Kathleen Mattox said...

Looks like a very productive day in spite of the weather!

Mary Kay Chicoine said...

Wasn't it something else when it started the thunder and lightening and RAIN the night before. I thought back to the downpour we had at the Coyote Hills paint out and thought "OH, NO!!!"

But it did turn out wonderful. Love your pastel, I'm going to have to try it someday.