To paraphrase the Bard . . .
When shall we meet again?
In thunder, lightning, or in rain?
When the rains of spring are done,
When the day is bright with sun,
Then the painting shall be done.
Where the place?
Welcome fellow painters, to Evergreen Association of Fine Arts plein air outings for 2014! Everyone is welcome. You don't need to be a member of EAFA to participate. You don't even need to be a painter, for that matter.
We will be meeting each Tuesday from May 20 through September 23. This year's plein air-coordinator, Debbie Howard or a designated replacement will arrive at each venue no later than 9:30 AM. You are welcome to come earlier or later as you wish. We will break for lunch at 12:30. The official session ends with lunch, but many of us will resume painting in the afternoon, as weather, energy and inspiration permit. Due to travel schedules, some venues may not have an official coordinator onsite, so the group may be on its own at some venues.
During lunch, you can display your morning's efforts for others to enjoy. You should also feel free not to do so; there will not be any formal critique as in past years. The point is to enjoy the day, paint, and your companions without any pressure to perform. Should you want feedback from particular individuals or the group, however, feel free to ask.
Directions are necessarily abbreviated and are from more or less arbitrary locations. Adjust the directions to fit your location. Better yet, use your GPS or an online mapping program, such as Bing, Google or MapQuest for customized, detailed direction to each site.
Finally, a few tips and requests. Dress in layers for the weather. Bring sun block and insect repellant. Wear a hat! Shade is scarce in some venues, so an artist's umbrella is advised to shield your easel and palette. Also be prepared to deal with wind, which can be a problem especially in the mountains and by large bodies of water. Above all, be sensitive to your environment. Please do not dump solvents, paint, or soiled water. Leave each site in as good or better condition than you found it. Finally, please be aware that some venues are adjacent to or are on private property so take care to respect the owners' property and privacy. Some venues require a state Discovery Pass to park as noted on the Schedule.
We look forward to a summer of inspiring views, good companions, and record sunshine! At least the first two are guaranteed!
Last Updated on Sunday, 13 April 2014 10:14