plein air event
offut lake gardens july 21 2018
On July 21, 2018, a handful of artist friends gathered in my home-studio gardens to create en plein air. This French term refers to drawing or painting on location, usually outdoors.
One artist brought authentic Korean cuisine. Japchae noodles -- traditionally made for a celebration. Yum!
She also brought a rolled food (looked like sushi but no fish). Sorry no photo.
And some Korean "pickles."
Some gathered reference photos of flora and fauna, later to draw or paint.
Yes, a buck visited us that day, but stayed in the shadows. I took this photo prior.
Swallowtail butterflies lingered a long while, ideal for photos.
iphone photos texted to me...
Above is a short video made on site (en plein air) by RJP using only a hand-held iphone.
I'd never seen this before - a good way to adhere watercolor paper to a support board (gator board), using 3M hang-ups. Pull on them and they release without any marks to paper or board. Thanks, Glen! So smart.
Weather was perfect.
Gardens were lovely and full of birds and butterflies (and a buck deer).
This may happen again next year - maybe as a simple workshop. It'd be fun to have a guest instructor offer tips, simple direction, or introduce something new to try.