View From Marjorie's Place - En Plein Aire
This past Friday was a glorious Fall Day! Not too cold, not too hot! I have painted from this same spot before and always enjoy the views here so very much. It was the first time for my painter friend to paint here but we both have been a guest in our mutual friend's home! This was again a smoky day in the Rogue Valley because of the forest fire near Prospect and Crater Lake, Oregon. We both decided to include the smoky haze in our paintings because it hung in there near the Siskiyou Mountains in the distance all day! After a morning of painting we always reward ourselves with a nice lunch and afterwards we take time to look at our past two or three plein aire paintings and do a gentle critique. By gentle I mean a critique that is meant to encourage the painter rather than pick apart the work. We have noted that our painting styles are completely different and our approach to selecting the subject to paint is very similar. I believe the more painters we can have painting together the more we can learn from each other! Next week we will be joined by another person. That will be great!