|Black Earth Creek looking south|
Friday, May 19, 2017
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
|Salmo Pond Hwy 14 just opposite entrance to Festge Park in Dane Co.|
We will paint here next Thursday May 25th. Check calendar for start time but probably around 8am. There is a parking lot right here by the pond. We thought those of us who have paintings at the Library in Cross Plains can pick them up after and get a bite to eat at Crossroads Coffee House in Cross Plains which often hangs interesting work by local artists.
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
It was a beautiful morning. The cloud cover lifted by 9:30am (as promised by Pat Wafer;-)
We met Gary, one of the hardworking 'friends of Festge Park'. Evidence of their hard work was abundant. There were views through the trees that were formerly too thick to see through. The wild geraniums were starting to bloom. Gary says the peak will probably be next week. Salmo pond, across Highway 14, looked inviting. Next time?
|A collage of some of the gear the DCPAP's use. Watercolor, oils, pastels...|
|Untitled, possibly unfinished plein air, 6" x 12", oil on board; Jan Norsetter|
Posted by Painterly at 5:38 PM
Sunday, May 14, 2017
|Scenic overlook at Festge Park|
We will meet at 8 am near the main shelter and parking lot for plein air painting until around noon. Maybe go for lunch nearby after? Check blog and event calendar again in case of any last minute change in the schedule due to weather conditions.
Friday, May 12, 2017
Thursday, May 4, 2017
Sorry I could not join you all yesterday -- family duty! :-) However, I've spent a few mornings in the Arboretum this week. Started on a cold overcast day (was it Tuesday?) and managed to block in a painting before I was chased away by rain. Have been hoping to finish it, but... it's sunny and bright now. So, not to waste this glorious weather -- here's another one. My challenge for this season is to get used to larger format for plein air and push myself to work faster. Both paintings are oil, 16"x20" on Raymar panels. I would need another outing for the 'sunny weather' one, and one or two more for the 'cloudy day' one. Hopefully, the weather will cooperate! Also, my two cents to the theme of pink flowers -- they are fabulous this year, indeed. The unknown cherry variety completed last week, oil, 12"x16". Hope to see you all next time!
Posted by Darya at 2:05 PM