|3/20/14 Cloud study. Watercolor, Canson XL 140 lb. paper|
|Lake Washington behind Natalie and Tina.|
The clouds, in particular, were an amazing, ever-changing display. We both realized we had a great opportunity to practice painting clouds en plein air – with comfortable chairs and a table, to boot. As we pushed lunch aside and got out our sketch supplies, I said, “Natalie, you didn’t tell me you had an outdoor studio with a view of Lake Washington!”
At various points during our sketching, it sprinkled off and on, but the clear glass awning overhead kept us dry. Now that’s what I call en plein air painting at its best.
|Natalie's en plein air studio.|
Not a bad way to celebrate the first day of spring!
|3/20/14 Watercolor, Private Reserve Velvet Black ink, Canson XL 140 lb. paper|