Today I had the good fortune to paint a few hours with Jane, Diane, Ken and Florie. All members of the North woods Outdoor Artists. We painted on the Manitowish River...near W and 51. I got there an hour late. I just could not seem to get started this morning even though it was a LOVELY sunny and dry day! I just poked around and finally got going.
So I only have about an hour and half to lay out a little wash beginning on a YES canvas for multi-media. 11 x 14. I sketched a teensy bit with a green pastel pencil for layout and then just began playing around with a 1/2 inch flat brush and watercolor. The lighter painting is what happened en plein air. The darker version is what happened after I played around a little more with it at home. It's still not done...but improving. YES canvas is kind of weird to work on but it does lift well.
Thanks guys for a nice morning. Nice to get to know you all a little! We'll paint more next summer.