A beautiful morning at Salmo Pond!
|Salmo Pond, May 25th; oil on board;|
4.5x8.5"; by Jan Norsetter
|Path at Salmo Pond, May 25th;|
oil on board;
4.5x8.5"; by Jan Norsetter
|"July Evening on the Sugar River at Sunset Farm" by Jan Norsetter|
|Jean at her easel|
|Kung at work|
|Rick and Kung painting near the creek|
|Tricia chose to paint the pond|
|Gina on her 2nd foray into the world of plein air painting!|
|Jan packed up after a morning of painting|
|Black Earth Creek looking south|
|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.
|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|
|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.
|Kitty and Gina|
|Gretchen and Gina|
|Rick and Gretchen|
|Mary and her watercolor set up and Gina and Jeanne|
|Gretchen and Trisha deciding if Trisha's oil painting is finished|
|Kung, Trisha and Jeanne|
|My 9 x 12 watercolor on Arches 140 lb cold press|
|Sketchers on the left and Raging Grannies singing on the right at Dane Co. Farmer's Market|
| Urban Sketcher roughing it on a cold winter's day in the Reading Room at the State Historical Society|
The people in these photos are having almost as much fun as plein air painters do but usually in more comfortable conditions. They are the members of Urban Sketchers Madison https://drawmadison.blogspot.com/ a regional Chapter of the international group called Urban Sketchers www.urbansketchers.org/ which is 10 years old this year. We meet usually twice a month to sketch together for a couple hours and share our sketches and experiences with each other and we would like to invite anyone with an interest in drawing from life to join us. You can find our schedule by clicking Events on our blog. For several years we sketched as members of Draw Madison a local group inspired by Urban Sketchers to draw in our community and wherever we traveled. In 2016 we were invited to apply to for Regional Chapter status in Urban Sketchers and we have been Urban Sketchers Madison since then. Urban Sketching is a lot like plein air painting in that we are working from what we see in front of us in whatever is the medium of our choice. And we paint outdoors as much as the weather permits and find cozier places when it is cold or rainy outdoors. We invite anyone who is interested to come sketch with us. There are no dues and no experience necessary. If you have a question please feel free to contact me at email@example.com.