We love Plein Air painting. There is something so special about being out in the fresh air, alone or with other artists, seeking out a new location or vista to set up your gear. Ignore the wind, or snow, or burning sunshine while adding one more color, one more paint stroke as you dive deep into your painting. Enjoy the autumn leaves and a bubbling brook, the salty beach air... All of this is the essence of Plein Air Painting... on location...feeling one with nature. Join us!
PALS had a glorious day out in East Marion, almost at the end of Long Islands North Fork. It's a beautiful ride the entire way there. The temptation to stop along the way to paint various barns and fields is strong, and only insures that we need to return again someday. The Lavender fields were vibrant in purple color, as well as in delicious scent on this perfect summer day! I felt like I was in France! Many of us found ourselves drawn to the artistic, colorful bee hives, like none I've ever seen before. The store there is so special and the perfect ending to my painting day, as we drove home the lovely bunches of lavender we purchased wafted through the air, as a reminder of how lucky we are to live near such beauty.
We had such a peaceful morning painting in the spectacular private garden of Master Gardener Bonnie Gwilt and her husband Austin. Every 2 steps was a scene begging to be painted, flowers everywhere scenting the summer air....Thank you so very much for welcoming us into your art world...the art of gardening!
What started as a drizzly overcast morning on the south shore, turned in to a pleasant morning with clear skies on the north shore...you never know! This is a beautiful location, and as if on cue, red kayaks appeared! I love getting what I wish for!
What a beautiful and peaceful location, kept even more peaceful by Mariannes knowledge of geese! She made sure we kept a safe distance, after all, the last thing we need is to arm wrestle some geese and end up with feathers all over our paintings! There was room surrounding the lake for everyone, geese and their babies included.
PALS had a spectacular time at the wonderful Fire Island Light house. Some of us were there a few weeks ago with Wetpaints group and we also had artwork displayed in their show. I don't think I could ever get tired of painting here. Everywhere you turn is another scene waiting to be painted. Walking to the lighthouse is invigorating also. I enjoyed the bay side, and I had my easel set up, with my brand new umbrella, to protect myself from the sun. I was pleased with my painting and packing up, when a gust of wind toppled everything over and my painting was half covered in sand...only problem, it was the sky portion! Oh well, another reason to go back and paint again!...as if I need a reason!