As a member of Wisconsin Visual Artists I am making every effort to be involved in this years plein air competition taking place this week in downtown Milwaukee. I have done plein air drawing, but not really painting. I went out this afternoon, on a beautiful day, and did a watercolor painting, I was at Pier Marquette Park, overlooking the river.
As the sun moved around and encroached on my shade it got a little uncomfortable after a while. None the less, I was able to put out a painting I am pretty satisfied with. More rewarding than the painting perhaps were the people who stopped by to see what I was doing, I had a few nice conversations and spent the rest of the time in the peaceful surroundings. I will post the pictures soon, I haven’t painted architecture since college, so this experience poses new challenges. It was a nice change of pace. I plan to be out again on Tuesday!