Saturday, December 31, 2011
Plein Air Painting with Dad
Dad and I had some time this morning to go out and paint "plein air" (outside and on location) near his house. It was a lovely spot in the sun with the trees and blue sky. We had 30 degree weather this morning that's why I'm in a cap but it warmed up to the 70's. Really beautiful day.
My Dad is the one who really taught me to paint. I always say he is really the true artist in the family. He just naturally can put a landscape together in a very pleasing way. As a small child I would sit and watch him paint. One day he got out this little canvas and said, "Come on up here and do one too!" I remember how much I loved it from the very beginning.
Not a bad way to start the new year...getting to be outside, see some nature and enjoy some time with Dad.
Here was mine:
I still need to work on some details. ;)