Milwaukee Plein Air Event

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!