Saturday, November 12, 2016
Between the election and some personal health concerns, I needed a break. So yesterday I joined a small group from the St. Louis Watercolor Society at Trout Lodge in Potosi, Missouri which is an hour and a half from my home for a day of plein air painting. It was a bright, sunny day with perfect temps. And I can testify that painting beside a babbling brook is most restorative!
My friend and fellow painter Dave Anderson did a great job of setting all this up. We teamed up and painted near each other in both the morning and afternoon. This is an old watermill near a trout pond.
Back to the main lodge for a buffet lunch and camaraderie with my fellow artists.
I was not as happy with my second effort but will post it all the same.
Driving back to St. Louis, with the sun low in the sky, was a delight. The trees on the hills seemed to be lit up from the inside with that special orange glow. The nearly full moon was on the rise, and sunset was cloud-perfect. I was most content and ready to go out again soon.
So when you get a nice day, don't waste it. Get out there and paint. If nothing else, it will keep your mind off your troubles!
Posted by Carol Jessen at Saturday, November 12, 2016