Walking with our dogs one morning, Britt and I talked about how lucky we are to be able to exercise while enjoying the beautiful beaches of Cape Cod. Britt was explaining to me triathlon training. That let me to tell Britt how much fun I am having learning to paint plein air (painting outdoors instead of indoors) with my husband Philip.
I am grateful to my husband Philip for introducing me to the world of plein air painting– encouraging me to have patience and sharing his knowledge of plein air painting with me. Most importantly, making all the times we paint together a fun adventure!
Britt talked about trying plein air painting. Not letting cold, wet weather get in our way of walking our dogs, we decided not to wait for a nice spring day to paint.
We met at Skaket Beach and set up our easels… all bundled up with warm clothing. We accomplished what we set out to do. The fun on this day for me was helping to introduce plein air painting to Britt. Learning how to set up an easel and squeeze out paint from a tube can be challenging in cold, windy weather wearing gloves and bulky clothing.
Back then, close to a year ago, March 2014, we never planned on starting a blog. But here we go…
My challenge to myself that day was to paint rocks. Rocks are difficult subjects to paint for me. Lots of angles and shadows. I set up by some boulders and here is my painting. Catherine