Wednesday, September 30, 2015

McCarthy Park

We had another nice outing at McCarthy Park last week.  Here's my "end of summer" painting.

Tom Gilbert

Friday, September 11, 2015

Warner Park Ponds

The weather did clear for a few hours on Thursday and we even had some blue sky.  We had a small group painting until it started raining again around 11 am.  Here's another pond painting, started on site but finished at home.  Fall colors are coming! I'd welcome any suggestions for locations for our next outings.

Tom Gilbert

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Painting at the Monastery August 26th

Here are two of the painters in action!  Tom Gilbert (our founder!) and one of the newer members Pat Freres-Stinger.  It was a beautiful evening!!

The Painter's Job

Mt. Rigi
"The job is not to describe or use local colors, but to use color combinations to create the sensuous reality of light and space."

No, we aren't going painting here this week but I came across that interesting quote by JMW Turner who famously painted this mountain near Lucerne, Switzerland in the mid-19th century.  He painted the mountain some 30 times; three of the most famous watercolor versions are below.  None of them looks realistically like the photo above.  He had the advantage of not having hyper-realistic photographic images of the scene lodged in his memory.  Even though I went to the summit many years ago in April when it was still covered with snow, when I think of the Rigi, I always see Turner's "The Blue Rigi, Sunrise" in my mind.  Plein air painting - what a great job!

The Dark Rigi

The Red Rigi

The Blue Rigi, Sunrise

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Venue Changed to Warner Park For Thursday Sept.10th Plein Air Painting

Due to construction at Tenney Park we have changed the location for the Sept. 10th painting date to Warner Park.  Meet in the main parking lot at for painting from around 8am to noonish.  Maybe go out for lunch after?  (See Events Calendar for map) (Date changed to the 10th due to rainy forecast).