Starting out – plein air on Cape Cod – Britt

Very First Attempt
Skaket Beach on a cold March morning

This is a photo of my very first attempt at oil painting last March.  What I hope that it conveys is the theme of this blog.  To be specific that theme is to have patience in yourself and to  allow your personal journey in this world to be exactly what it is supposed to be.  For a while, and  I really, don’t know why actually, I wanted to put paint on a canvas in a sort of bold ish way.  so without study, classes, or much knowledge at all, I just did it.  For me, the patience is being ok with, or comfortable with the knowledge that just getting out there and doing it, is a good thing.  The practice then is to continue to show up to paint,   or to run,    or to swim, and to hopefully reach another level.

Skaket Beach photo Mar2014
Skaket Beach photo
First Day by Britt
First day plein air painting at Skaket Beach, Orleans, MA 

I did take a picture of the beach that morning and printed the photo back home.  I painted this, the first picture, from that photo.

It might be worth considering if you are a bit nervous of just setting up your easel outside in front of the whole world:)  that you start slowly and have patience with yourself.

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