Monday, September 6, 2010

Painting en Plein Air

After wanting to do this for a few summers now, my daughters and I finally got together and went to the Florence Griswold Museum, home of American Impressionism,
in Old Lyme CT to paint en plein air (in the open air).

Unused paint does not go to waste. It goes into "No Wasted Faces" painted by one of the staff members at the museum.

Here we are all ready to find our spot in the sun or shade
and begin our afternoon of painting outdoors.
The weather couldn't have been better. It was sunny, breezy and in the mid 70's.

This was my view as I painted.

The opportunity was appealing to many others who also enjoyed painting en plein air.

We were supplied with a palette loaded with red, blue, yellow and while acrylics,
brushes, clip board, canvas, a stool or rug, and a bucket of water.

Here we are in action, each of us having our own take and how and what we painted.

This is my oldest daughter with her finished painting,

and my youngest daughter with her painting.

A palette after painting.

And our final results, but more important than the results,
was the experience and the afternoon spent together.

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