Thursday, June 21, 2018

Indian Lake 2017 & 2018

I painted the first one last year I think in June and the other on our recent outing to Indian Lake.  They are both on 140lb cold press painted with watercolor and soft pastel.  Thanks again to Pat and Charles for the refreshments!!

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Indian Lake Nocturne

At our recent Indian Lake outing I did an underpainting for a nocturne before being driven out by mosquitos. I finally got around to finishing it from a combination of memory and invention (the moon never actually came out).  So here it is and don't tell me it looks like a sunset ;-)


Friday, June 8, 2018

Merrimac Ferry Outing

After all my fretting about the weather forecast a few of us did head out Friday morning and it was beautiful, at least for a while.  After a couple hours we lost the nice sky and it started raining about 11am.  But there was time to paint.  Since we haven't painted here before I'm attaching a few photos showing some views.  I tried to paint the ferry docking, as shown in the last photo, but struggled with getting the drawing of the ferry accurate.  Partly because you could only see the ferry docked for a few minutes at a time as it went back and forth across the river. Seems like there's always some strange challenge that comes up in plein air painting.

Tom Gilbert

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Indian Lake 5-29-18

Such an awesome night. We were there until dark which let me get two paintings started.

Indian Lake County Park

Indian Lake County Park was surprisingly pleasant despite the thermometer reading! The shelter provided some shade and there was a bit of a breeze. It was nice to get out and paint. My second paining as the sun was getting lower was fun to do.
It was good to see folks out painting! Wendy

Indian Lake Outing

We painted yesterday evening at Indian Lake and it seemed like a mid-summer day already.  I did a twilight painting and then tried to do a nocturne.  I knew a full moon was about but it wasn't where I wanted it to be and was covered by clouds.  I started the nocturne anyway.  Intending to throw in an invented moon, but once it got darker and I turned my easel lights on, the mosquitos attacked me in swarms and I had to give it up.  But I'm still posting what I completed of the nocturne and hope to somehow complete it later.  The new shelter at Indian Lake is quite nice with good painting views, a firepit, and new rest rooms.  Might be a good spot for a plein air painters party at a later date.


Monday, May 28, 2018

Solo Plein Air in Lewis Park 

I did some solo plein air work at Lewis Park in McFarland this past weekend.  Wendy

Sunday, May 27, 2018


For those that didn't know I got to paint a Bucky for the Buckys On Parade event. Now I'm doing a painting of my painting as a keepsake. It's in such a cool spot. :)