It’s just been one of those days! You know the ones, where nothing seems to go right. I just posted a blank post to my blog after writing a nice little post and it got lost – doh! Other than that – I seem to be dropping things and am pretty tired! Oh well! Things will turn around – maybe the sun will come out again?…now?…nope not yet.
So, last weekend was totally gorgeous! It felt like I was in California instead of Washington. I love it when it’s sunny out!
It got me to thinking that I should take sometime during the non-wet/windy days to paint outside.
The last time I painted outdoors was in college for a landscape painting class in the fall – boy was it cold out! Along with my painting supplies (easel, chair, and oil paint) I had to bring an extra jacket, fingerless gloves, and a hat to keep me warm. That’s the thing about painting outdoors, you have to be prepared to be in one place for several hours – which is why I’m looking forward to basking in the sun.
Here are some paintings I did while outdoors:
One of the things I like about painting outdoors is that I get the chance to explore new areas. So far I’ve been to Lake Wilderness, Flaming Geyser, Lake Union (by the UW stadium), and UW Campus. I know that there are more than a million different compositions you could come up with off of the landscapes that are out there, and that is so thrilling to me!
Question for you guys:
I’m looking for new areas to explore, do you know of any that would be good painting/hanging out spots?
Well, off to the rest of the day for me. Wish me luck!
p.s. I’m going to go back to writing on Tuesdays & Thursday so…
See you in a couple of days!