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04-18-2005, 09:28 PM
A few Seattle-area artists got together Sunday the 17th for our first plein aire outing. We went up to the Conservatory at Volunteer Park for some sketching, then off for a bit of lunch -- and a good time was had by all! Join us for the next outing on April 24th. It's fun, and a great way to flex your art muscles! Respond here, or PM me (although I'll be out of town for the next one). Love to have you join us!
04-18-2005, 10:13 PM
Love your sketch, Lanita!
While Lanita was brave and went out into the weather, I sat down in the warm Conservatory. I knew I should just pick one little thing, but I started a blind contour drawing with the fans, and then just kept on going! As I was starting to color it in with my Copic pens, I knew I had bit off more than I could chew! Oh, but it was fun. Here is the sketch first as much as I had done on site (about an hour). the second one is after I got home and thought i should add some darks.
04-19-2005, 10:21 AM
They both look great! I really like the darks (especially against the pathway), and how adding them created even more depth. Way to go :clap::clap::clap: !
04-19-2005, 01:57 PM
Wow, how convenient, I live in Seattle! :clap: I did not know about these outings, but I'd like to know more. They sound like fun.
It'd be nice to meet some other artists in this area.
You both did some really nice work on your outing. Makes it seem all the more exciting. :)
I've been searching for open drawing sessions in the Seattle area, where artists pitch in to cover the cost of the model. Do you know of any? :cat:
04-19-2005, 02:27 PM
Welcome to Wet Canvas!! It's "a little" addictive, but in a good way! This was my first plein aire session and I had a great time.
I know of two specific life drawing sessions (though I'm sure there's probably many I'm unaware of!): the first is at Daniel Smith on Mondays from 4:30 to 7. Here's a link: www.danielsmith.com/learn/classes/
The second is at Art/Not Terminal Gallery on Westlake. I'm not sure if you need to be a member there to participate, or if you just pay more if you aren't a member. It probably says on their web site somewhere.
Here's a link:
I'm going to be out of town for the next plein aire session, but I will send a PM (private message) to the other women who were there last time to let them know you are interested, and I'm sure one of them will contact you.
Hope to meet you at a future plein aire!
04-19-2005, 03:32 PM
Hello all and welcome to Helen! You are certainly welcome to meet up with us; maybe we should start a little email side list for locals. In any case I'll send you a PM shortly with more info. Looking forward to meeting you!
I posted my litte begonia sketch from the Conservatory in the Creativity forum, but I think I can drop it in here:
Let's see if that works. It was a really fun outing and I felt very inspired meeting other local artists. Can't wait for the next one!
04-20-2005, 10:35 AM
I hope you can join us for our next outting. We had a great time, and I expect there will be many more to come!
The hardest part is deciding where to go, since the weather is so unpredictable at this time of year. Last week it was threatening to rain and a little cold in the morning, but but afternoon, it was beautifully sunny!
01-13-2006, 02:20 AM
I'm relatively new in Seattle and was wondering what Plein aire groups were around (formal or informal?). I had found a page of a Seattle group awhile back when considering moving out here but managed to lose it in cyberspace.
I was also kind of curious about what good plein aire workshops might be good locally?
Thanks for any ideas.
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