My husband's hobby is trains...all kinds...real ones and model ones. This sketch was done en plein air at Union Train Museum in Union, Illinois. Greg was off exploring and I set up my umbrella and stool and painted away. It was mid-week and not too many other tourists but according to the notes along the side, I met some very interesting people that day!!! This is an example of two hobbies merging. If you can manage it, it's very nice. Everyone is happy!
It's a rainy day in the north woods of WI today but I had to run errands and didn't make it to the studio yet...I might get there for an hour after dinner. I need to keep up my challenge work for Donna Zagotta's figure painting.
I am taking a neat one-day workshop next week from Karen Kappel that is going to be in watercolor with pouring and masking. If you look at Deb Ward's Sept 4 post you will see what I am talking about. It is something I've been wanting to try for a long time. Can't wait!
Just as an aside...here's a wonderful article I just received that talks about the "presentation" of our art work for sale. I've read a ton of them...but this one really has some nice tips.