The Perils of Plein Aire Painting

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I grabbed my easel and rushed out the door to meet Nadia at the Volunteer Park Dahlia Gardens in Seattle again this morning. I was set up to paint by 8:30, when I realized that I had forgotten my palette with all of my paints in it. Duh! Making due, I had an even more limited palette of colors today, because I “borrowed” a tiny dab of red, yellow, blue, orange, green, violet, and white that Nadia had already mixed up. She had used pthalo blue to mix the green, which is what gives the pretty turquoise colors. I completed my one panel and was packed up in exactly 1 hour. It was such a good exercise and nice morning in the sunshine. It feels as if fall has arrived, but I am savoring the time outside.

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Travel lightly, You are not traveling for people to see you Travel expectantly, Every place you visit is like a surprise package to be opened Untie the strings with an expectation of high adventure Travel humbly, Visit people and places with reverence and respect for their traditions and way of life Travel with an open mind, Leave your prejudices at home Travel with curiosity It is not how far you go, But how deeply you go that mines the gold of experience Old Spanish Proverb www.theartistsjourney.com View all posts by marciashaver

One response to “The Perils of Plein Aire Painting

  • Joanie Eaton

    Marcia, Beautiful! Such great colors and flowers always bring smiles….

    Joanie

    Joanie Eaton HEALTHWIND 8410 154th Avenue NE Suite 240 Redmond, WA 98052-3800 800.269.1171 #4 http://www.healthwind.com

    On Tue, Sep 3, 2019 at 11:02 AM The Artist’s Journey wrote:

    > marciashaver posted: ” I grabbed my easel and rushed out the door to meet > Nadia at the Volunteer Park Dahlia Gardens in Seattle again this morning. I > was set up to paint by 8:30, when I realized that I had forgotten my > palette with all of my paints in it. Duh! Making due, I h” >

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