Saturday, December 11, 2010

North Bay Plein Air Painters

Being a full-time painter can be isolating if you let it. To counter that tendency, I have pushed myself to paint with "paint partners" and now groups such as the North Bay Plein Air Painters group. I've painted twice with them and like the group organizers and location choices. Egos are checked at the door and participants seem to have a good time while maintaining the professionalism of what the group is about.

China Camp was one of the spots for a recent group outing. I plein air painted this 10 x 8, Seaside Village.
Later, in my studio and from photo, I painted this 16 x 20, China Camp View painting.
One of my goals is to create paintings that look effortless (easy), which is quite difficult to do.  A broad brushstroke made once with confidence adds impact to a painting. Below is a close up which hopefully illustrates my point.


  1. Love painting outside with other friends!!

    Wish I could paint as "effortlessly" as you do!!!

  2. Awesome, just found your blog... Thanks for the nice words about our humble little group!