|'May Meadows' 5x7 plein air pastel ©Karen Margulis purchase here $75|
I spent quality time with my family. I enjoyed being outside, taking the dog to the lake for a swim and trying to sell some stuff at the local flea market. I enjoyed a plein air painting event at Anderson Creek Retreat in North Georgia. I did miss posting to the blog and checking facebook and email but I didn't realize how much I needed the time away to recharge. I enjoyed getting out into nature and soaking in the quiet beauty without the distractions of my phone.
|'The Coming Storm' 5x7 plein air pastel|
Clye recommended that we do this often It is important for us to get out into nature and study it. To really understand what we are trying to paint. I have tried to have my phone available while I am painting outside and it has been frustrating. Casual phone calls or calls that could really wait are distracting. From now on I will have my phone with me for emergencies but I will ask my family not to call unless it is an emergency. After the last few days without the phone and internet I really can appreciate the benefit of some quiet time away.
Today's paintings were done at the Anderson Creek Paint-out. We had less than 2 hours to paint and it started raining as I painted 'The Coming Storm'. Fun but challenging plein air conditions.