The Spring Market Plein Air

Virginia Plein Air Painters, a group I am proud to be part of, arranged to paint onsite at the Spring Market. Last time I plein aired was in February. And, before that it was this fall. So, I figured I’d be a bit rusty. Since I’d be inside the at the Spring Market, I wasn’t quite sure what I would paint. I brought a house portrait and some other projects to work on just in case. After I set up I looked around and saw the hydrangeas and fern beautifully displayed at the front door, begging to be painted! Continue reading

Monument Avenue Plein Air

One fall morning I pack up my paints and Plein air supplies and walked down to the Robert E. Lee Monument. From my house in the Fan it’s about a 3/4 mile walk. Once I arrived to his traffic circle I must have walked around that monument 3 times trying to decide on a spot and which direction would be the easiest to draw. I knew there was no such thing, but I like to think of it as my process.;)ย  Continue reading