I’ve been making an effort to get outside to paint this month. Not all of the pastels I do are successful, but it’s a lot of fun to try. My new goal is to make paintings on all the trails at the state park here in Ludington.
There’s a local plein air group which I’ve joined and so far we’ve been to the state park once. Coincidentally they meet on Thursdays at 11 am so I will not be able to join them after next week since Thursdays are my new Artisan Market day for the summer season. But if the group is still going out in the fall I can catch up with them then.
Meantime, I’m trying to think of the state park as my new “office.” In the mornings I go out there to walk a bit and then I find a place to paint something.
These are all pictures of the work in the state of “doneness” they were in when I left the park. I will probably hang them up in the studio and work on them a bit more. I like where they’re going and I really like being outside. It combines the best of both worlds for me–nature and creativity.
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