Plein air events can start out with some confusion. I needed to locate a stamping location, but it kept moving, like a pop up show. A fellow painter directed me to our coordinator, Jenny Shelton, and I located the stamping location. Stamping confirms the substrate is indeed done on the clock.
After scouting out a location and parking, I headed out to the wharf where three other artists set up, focused and tranquil. I proceeded to follow their lead.
Next day, Thursday morning, I returned to a subject I had seen Wednesday, a Eucalyptus tree on an overlook. This would be my morning subject matter.
After a two hour painting session I headed to Gayles' for lunch, absolutely famished. A fire warmed the dining area and it was soothing. I purchased quinoa salad and water for later, anticipating another painting session. Staying hydrated and fed eases the stress of the race to produce something.
Next I headed to New Brighton Beach and spotted Meisha Grichuhin, in full sun, painting facing south. She was at the end of a painting session so it looked like the right timing to share a break. We chatted and rested and decided the ocean water was looking good, so took a dip.
I had another painting in me, so stayed into the evening, and and got situated on top of the bluff. painting in back light, the glimmer turning to glare. I was excited to get the values of the metallic tones. Lots of couples stopped by to look on their evening walk. It was friendly and fun. I did feel a bit like a spectacle. Kinda like a circus performer. LOL