Painting A Long with Plein Air Live 21

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It has been so wonderful to focus on painting this month.  It's something I really miss when I'm not able to do it.  This past week, I took part in "Plein Air Live".  It's an online 3 day Plein air painting convention that Plein Air Magazine and Streamline Publishing has put on since it hasn't been able to their big in person conventions.  I was originally scheduled to attend the convention in Denver last year, but due to the pandemic, it was cancelled.  I was so glad when they put the convention online so I could attend anyway!  Learned so much.  So in the fall, I did Realism Live and then the convention was cancelled again this year, so once again they did Plein Air Live.  

It is three intensive days of painting demonstrations, presentations, and each day ends with a "virtual Plein Air" paint along to a video that they provide.  The painting above was done on day 3.  I feel like I struggle with moving water, but I'm pretty happy with this little 7"x5" study.  

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The paint-a-long on day 2 was this Newfoundland Bay.  Think my time on each of these was around an hour total.  

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What a delight to have them feature it the next morning in the day's intro! 

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Eric Rhoads commented about the "very, very good brushwork"!  What fun! 

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On Day 1, we painted this scene from the California Coast.  I didn't catch the exact location, but I love the contrast of the yellow cliffs with the brilliant blue water.  

All of these are in the 5"x7" range,  oil on Ampersand Gessoboard.  Watch for a sale of my small oil works coming soon! 

The May issue of Crazy Quilt Quarterly comes out in two weeks and I'm running behind on it, so no more painting until the issue is out!  I have some big dental work coming later this week, which I'm not looking forward too, so I'll be juggling the magazine with that.  Then, I'm looking at putting my home up for sale in May and moving, though I'm not sure just where yet.  Lots of changes coming.  

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