231126A

Painting outdoors indoors

Sometimes you just don’t want to be outside painting. Like when it’s cold and wet out there.

You could jump in your car and paint from the drivers seat. I’ve done this and it works in a pinch. The drawbacks are you can’t always park in a place that gives you a good subject to paint and, also in my case, I end up with pastel dust all over my car seat.

Today I decided to just set up my plein air pastel gear in front of my living room window and paint the the view out my window. It was nice. No standing in wet snow, no frozen fingers, no driving around looking for a suitable landscape. I like it!

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231126A Outside My Window, soft pastel on sanded UArt 400 grit paper.

Oh, and before I forget, I’m teaching a winter scene pastel class at Ludington Area Center for the Arts on Thursday, December 7, 1-3pm. More details here. C’mon out and paint the snow with me!


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