Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Indian Lake Outing

Had a nice day and a good group of people painting for our first outing of the year.  There were still more grays than spring greens but that's not so bad since we always get a large share of greens later on.  Here's my painting. Thanks Jan N. for your advice on this.  I touched it up at home trying to better work out a cool / warm contrast.

Tom Gilbert

Tuesday, April 28, 2015


Sorry to have missed our first painting outing today but hope to get there next month.  I was able to sit out on my patio this afternoon and paint this little watercolor.  A beautiful spring day for the first outing and I hear that 4 painters made it out to Indian Lake.

Baraboo - Portage Area Paint Outings

Roberta Condon who lives in Portage, and has a studio and gallery there, is looking for people interested in plein air painting in her area.  She has scheduled a number of outings as listed in the attachment.  These are separate from our DCPAPA outings, but members who have no problem with traveling a bit further afield may wish to participate.  Anyone with questions can contact Roberta:

Roberta Condon                                        R. Condon Gallery & Studio
Mailing Address:                                        Fine Art, Gifts & Instruction                                                           223 W. Cook St., Portage WI 53901         723 Prospect Ave , Portage WI 53901
608-617-1733                                               608-617-1733                        

Sunday, April 19, 2015

It's Spring!

Finally some warm and sunny weather and here's my first (decent) plein air painting of the spring. This took two trips to the Token Creek Conservancy park. A crane did fly by while I was painting so I included a bird.  It looks more like the rare "V" bird rather than a crane but I'm just starting to include birds and so need to work on this.    

I'll be sending a group email probably later today to schedule our first outing.

Tom Gilbert