Sunday, October 23, 2022

Rescheduled Outing to 10/26

I previously set up a plein air outing on this coming Tuesday, 10/25.  But the forecast now calls for clouds and rain on Tuesday, so let’s switch this to Wednesday, 10/26.  And same place (Indian Lake County Park) and time (about 3pm start).

Tom Gilbert

Tuesday, October 18, 2022

October 25 - Indian Lake County Park

Things haven’t quite worked out for an outing this week but I’m going to schedule what might be our last outing of the season, considering how the weather has turned.  

Let’s paint on Tuesday, October 25, starting at 3pm, at Indian Lake County Park.  The meeting area will be the primary large parking lot and the nearby shelter.  I might bring some firewood and build a fire in the shelter fire pit if anyone wants to hang around a bit after we paint.  There is a bathroom there.  I know we’ve painted many times at Indian Lake but it’s a nice spot and every day is unique, and I can always use another addition to my Indian Lake series of paintings.

Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Painting at Pheasant Branch (Prairie Parcel) 8am on Tuesday October 11th

Our next plein air outing will be on Tuesday (October 11) in the morning (about 8 am start) at the Pheasant Branch Conservancy. I know we painted there earlier in the summer but that was in the evening and not many painters showed up. So let’s try the morning this time. Afterwards, I’m hoping I can get a few people together to go to lunch at the Craftsman Tap that’s nearby off of M (Century Ave.). The Pheasant Branch park area we’ll paint at is right off Pheasant Branch Road, north of Middleton. There are two parking areas along the road. Go to the northern one (surrounded by fields) not the southern one (see map). There are some areas to set up right by the parking lot or we can walk in a ways near the base of Fredericks Hill, where there are some good painting options. There are no restrooms. There are really nice views from atop Fredericks hill but the path going up there is winding and longer than you'd think it would be. Hope to see you there - Tom Gilbert

Saturday, September 24, 2022

Mc Carthy Park - Evening Painting Sept. 29th 4 PM

Let’s try the east side of the County for our next plein air painting outing. On September 29th (Thursday) we’ll paint in the afternoon / evening at McCarthy Park. I plan to get there about 4 or 4:30 pm. McCarthy Park is east of Madison off County Road “TT”. It's near the intersection of Interstate 94 and CTH “N” (see map). There is a restroom. Hope to see you there. Tom Gilbert (See Map on Events Calendar Post)

Friday, September 23, 2022

Friday, September 16, 2022

Wingra Park September 21st

We will meet for painting around 8am at Wingra Park Wednesday September 21st. I think the restrooms at the boathouse are still open to the public. Collectivo Coffee is nearby also.

Wednesday, August 24, 2022

Annual Potluck Sept. 8th at Noon with morning painting at Cherokeep Park

Hello All, We’ll be taking a bit of a break this week and next but then we’ll paint at Cherokee Park in the morning (about 8 am start) on Thursday, September 8th, to be followed by a pot luck lunch at Marla Brenner’s house, which is nearby. Please note: Cherokee Park is different and separate from Cherokee Marsh Park. Don’t go to the wrong one. I’m attaching a note that came from Marla, followed by a map of the painting area. Note from Marla Address: 1013 Menomonie Lane Phone & text: 608-354-5314 Email: Please bring a dish to pass. Everyone is welcome to bring dishes to the house for refrigeration anytime after 7AM. I will have long table under tent for lunch at about noon. Please bring a chair. I will also provide plates, cups, utensils and napkins. There will be water, coffee, tea and lemonade to drink. Bring anything else you might want. If there are enough people wanting a model I can ask Chloe again. She is having a busy summer and the date may not fit her schedule. But we can try. Please text me if you are interested. See y’all September 8! Marla

Friday, August 19, 2022

Warner Park Beach

We had a beautiful morning and perfect weather at the lake shore yesterday. Didn't like the painting I did but I'm posting a photo showing the morning light.

Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Donald Park Outing

Here's my two paintings that I started at Donald Park.  Looking forward to painting on the Lake Mendota lakefront tomorrow.


Friday, August 12, 2022

Painting at Warner Park Beach/Boat Launch 8am Thursday August 18th

Our next painting outing will be on August 18th (Thursday) at the Warner park beach area on Lake Mendota (not the lagoon area), in the morning (about 8 am start). There’s a parking lot on the north end, by the beach or if you want to paint more by the boat launching area we can park on the street. The lot by the boat launch is reserved for cars with boat trailers. I’ll probably head for the boat launch area. I believe there is a restroom by the beach area. Tom Gilbert

Sunday, July 24, 2022

Vilas Park Outing

Here's my painting from Vilas. I admit I "chased the light" on this one, but the light kept getting better, so why not?

Thursday, July 7, 2022

July 14 Outing - Vilas Park

Hello All,

Our next plein air painting outing will be Thursday evening on July 14th (about 5 pm start) at Vilas Park.  And let’s gather primarily at the west end of the park near the stone bridge or shelter on the pond, or the lake shore near there.  I had actually wanted to do a bit of exploring for new painting sites this year but I’ve recently got caught up in a home remodel project that has sort of turned into the project from hell.  So I haven’t been getting out much.  But Vilas should do. And if anyone has painting location suggestions, please let me know.

Hope to see you there.

Tom Gilbert

Saturday, July 2, 2022

Sheboygan Plein Air Event

Hello Artists!

You are invited to participate in an all day paint out at Christopher Farm & Gardens in Sheboygan, WI on August 27,2022 (rain date August 28,2022).  This is a private garden and a ticked event to the public and you may sell paintings! For more information please view the link. I hope to see many of you there! 

Pamela Grabber

Friday, June 24, 2022

DCPAP Outing - June 29 - Indian Lake County Park

Our next DCPAP plein air outing will be on Wednesday evening (about 5:30 start) on June 29th at Indian Lake Park.  This can be our summer outing at Indian Lake and then I’ll probably also do a fall outing there.  The primary meeting area will be the park’s main parking lot or along the road leading into that lot.  There is a restroom and shelter there.  I’m hoping for a scenic, cloudy sky, to add another Indian Lake sky painting to my collection.  

Tom Gilbert