White's Pond in Kittatinny, 5" x 7", Watercolor Sketchbook Study
There's nothing quite like painting or drawing en plein air (outdoors). You might be most familiar with the Impressionists who made it their vocation to paint the outdoors out of doors. I am mostly a studio painter, working from still life and photo reference, but I love to paint outside when I have the opportunity. Monday morning I taught a private class in the Kittatinny Valley State Park in Andover, NJ. The above study is of White's Pond, just off Route 206 north of Andover Borough. It's a beautiful pond filled with waterlilies; the same waterlilies depicted in my "Enlightened Tiles" painted last August.