adventures in the real world

Seattle Plein Air = artists who enjoy painting and sketching in the real world. Here we share the adventure!

Friday, May 31, 2013

Tulips in the Rain

Roozengaard Gardens during the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival. 11X15 watercolor on Arches 140lb cold press paper by Megan Seagren.

The Seattle Watercolor Meetup Group went to Roozengaard Gardens during the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival in April. The day was dismal and rainy, but the tulips lit up the region with beautiful color. I painted this while hiding out under the food tent.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Black Point - Old Dock (Novato, Ca)

(8" x 10" watercolors on 140lb. waterboard)

Took a drive down Hwy 37 and set up at the Black Point boat launch. Followed a hidden trail that led to an old dock. While sketching my layout... my tripod cracked and my portable stool broke!!!

Luckily I also packed a beach chair.... and ended up painting on my lap. The winds picked up and my umbrella kept flying away... luckily I always tie down my umbrella just in case this happens :)

Other than all the mishaps... I  had a great time here!