Sunday, December 1, 2013

Plein Air Painting - Do You Paint Outside in the Winter?

Sketching while my Husband is Fishing


A New Sketch Book
Don't you love getting a new sketch book!!! I sure do and here I am plein air sketching. It is my absolute favorite way to sketch. How do you manage to keep up your plein air sketching and painting skills in the winter? I find it hard to do as the weather cools. There are people who even paint in the snow but this is not something I have attempted. Those would have to be very special paintings.
In this sketch, I decided to stylize the ripples in the water leading up to the coots. Wouldn't this be great in free motion stitching on some hand painted fabric.

3 comments:

HollyM said...

It has turned way to cold to think about plein air painting here. I've barely been able to get my walks. I do have a little kit that fits in my pocket and I have done quick standing sketches in a few places.
My favorite is one I did in a small moleskine at the top of a ski hill on a sunny day. That little book is filled with many vacation spots.

Win Dinn said...

I admire you for your plein air sketching and painting, Eileen, and can see that it's a large part of your life. I love getting a new sketchbook too, even if I don't use them much any more. The anticipation is just so much fun!

Laura Leeder said...

Looks very enjoyable Eileen! Will we see this sketch transferred to fabric?