Monday, June 8, 2015

Castaway paint-out

It was a sultry day on Saturday when we met for our last get-together before the fall,with temperatures hitting 90 by the time we broke after our picnic lunch. Many of our members were also out in New Mexico also, but we still had seven stalwarts who showed up to paint and share a meal.

Because of the heat and humidity most folks steered clear of the lovely salt marshes, but looked for shaded areas to paint under the canopy of trees. The picnic areas lent themselves to this as the tables were all set in shaded areas.

It made a nice gathering place also when it was time to put the pastels down and have lunch.

As usual we had a great time sharing a meal with one another, and lots of water as well for some of us! It was the sort of day where you really needed to stay hydrated.

Interestingly most of us worked rather small.  Smaller pieces seem to be a good format for plein air, and many of us have gotten smaller and smaller at out plein air outings. Below are most of the works from the morning, in various stages of completion of course.

Just before lunch a few members rebelled against the idea of painting one more tree, so for about 20 minutes we had an impromptu portrait session. :-)

And that's it folks for the summer. Don't forget we kick off the fall with a Member Show. More details will follow towards the end of the summer.

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