Last year my art class attempted to do some plein air painting but the weather turned so cold on the day we could have done it that we couldn’t do it. But yesterday proved to be the most gloriously sunny cloudy breeze free gorgeous October day that we finally were able to go outside to paint. We packed our supplies spread out a blanket And the two girls painted for two solid hours when finally one of them flopped over on the grass and said she was exhausted. They work more diligently and ceaselessly than I had ever seen before.
Two days later it was still beautiful and warm, so I repeated plein air with two classes I’m subbing.
Initially I wanted to use tube watercolors but then I’d have had to figure out a palette. The dry cakes of watercolors in their own little case made the project so much easier.