Tuesday, May 1, 2012

In the Field

Plein Air Painting Inside

Tomorrow's Wednesday again, and it should be time to trundle our kit out into the landscape. But the weatherman is promising a likelihood of rain, between 80-100%. It doesn't sound good.

Donald Jurney, Maudslay 25 April, unfinished

Perhaps I'll work on the 18x24 I started last week at Maudslay (where the workshop will be in just two weeks), snug in the studio.  This is its current state. Last week was the paper towel episode, and the ominous clouds. But, when we were first setting up, it was sunny. I guess the whole traumatic experience should be considered an opportunity for memory training. This light-filled version is what my memory is offering.

Todd will be coming by, late morning, and I expect we'll be checking that we have everything for the workshop. Todd, as the monitor, has more to do than I at this point, making his lists and checking them twice. My time is coming.

Chris Volpe, our usual, intrepid, Wednesday painting chum, has an opening this Friday, at Kennedy Gallery, in Portsmouth, NH. Click on the link to learn more. Consequently, he won't be joining us tomorrow. But we'll see him at the Friday opening.

Jakob van Ruisdael, 1655, The Jewish Cemetery(detail)
Also, some preparation must be made for The Dead Paintings Society's first gathering, this Thursday, May 3, from 9:30-12:30. Everyone is welcome, but an RSVP comment on my Facebook page is important, to let us know to expect you. Location, and more details, can be found here.

We hope that Bruce & company have a successful painting day in France, and more equable weather.

Why not leave a comment about YOUR Wednesday plein air outing?

1 comment:

  1. The Maudsley looks great Donald! Better luck with the weather for the workshop. The weather in France has dawned beautiful and sunny in spite of contrary forecasts so hopefully we can take advantage even though a studio day had been planned. There is a lush green foliage now after all the rain we have had...a good challenge for mixing greens.