Mar 18, 2011

Lakeside paint-out

Willow, 6x6" oil on panel
Wow! My very first blog entry from my new laptop! I'm lovin’ it. If my x-techie-husband could only see me now!

Got to a Paint NC* paint-out this a.m. at about 7:30. This is why you didn’t hear from me earlier. The temp was 83º when I packed up to leave at 4:30. it was the kind of day of which plein air dreams are made.

Seems like weeping willows grow in most areas of the U.S. I'll have to Google them. The deeper blue behind the willow is the picturesque lake on which the host of today’s paint-out lives. If I were thirteen years old and saw the painters in such a setting and the epicurean lunch that was spread out for us, I‘d be thinking without a doubt the life of an artist is an easy one. Wrong!

*Paint NC is a group of North Carolina artists, mostly in the Triangle (Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill), who spring through fall each year, get together twice a week to go on paint-outs at various designated locations. If you’re inclined, read more about us at Paint NC.


  1. Beautiful painting--love the colors.

  2. Hey, thanks Jerry. I appreciate your comment.