|Black-eyed-Susan time at Barbara’s, 8x10" watercolor|
Aug 5, 2016
Jul 19, 2016
|Brenda’s in Blowing Rock, 9½x7" watercolor|
When it is not possible to stay with friends, I have started looking for Airbnb accommodations. Last weekend I stayed at a lovely home in Blowing Rock, NC. I absolutely loved my stay there. A second room for a small additional fee was available for my traveling friend, Sandi. We were in Blowing Rock to participate in a paint out at Moses H. Cone Memorial Park with other members of PAINT NC (acronym for Plein Air In The Triangle).
Mar 31, 2016
Spring has finally arrived in all her glory and it feels great to get out again and paint. I had vowed at one time only to share my plein air watercolors on this blog, but because I am doing more and more oils, both in and out of the studio, I have less time for watercolors. It didn’t take long Sunday to run over to First Presbyterian Church here in Goldsboro to paint the church with the cross visitors had so beautifully decorated. The really brightly colored flowers are azaleas. Cool temperatures on Sunday kept them from wilting.
Jan 13, 2016
|Garden Supply honey display, 9x7" watercolor|
I wish there was a better French term for painting inside. Plein air is, of course, the term for painting outdoors, but painting indoors in French is peindre à l'intérieur, not a term that easily rolls off the tongue.
Regardless, it was a wonderful escape yesterday to paint with several of the members of Paint NC, a group of plein air painters living mostly in the area in North Carolina know as the Triangle. The paint out was at Garden Supply Company in Cary, NC. Finding we could choose to paint inside or out, was all I needed to hear to convince me to go. What a shopping mecca inside that store, so full of the quaint and unusual.
Jan 1, 2016
|First Presbyterian, Charlotte, 9½x7" watercolor|