Plein Air painting – Bloomin Artists in Hampton this past weekend

25 Jul
Bloomin Artists
Pretty Potted Petunias
Smiling Sundrops
What a wonderful weekend!  

Painting plein air in beautiful gardens in Hampton.  Wonderful gardeners, mingling with artists and no appreciable amount of rain.

As artists, we are normally working solitary.  When we have a change to participate in events like this, we get to mingle and catch up and view the work that was produced.  Certainly gets my creative juices flowing.
Garden Tigers
I produced five paintings over the course of the two days,  A few are shared below – I forgot to photograph the honeysuckle vine.  On Saturday, the humidity was very high.  The excess moisture caused some softening or blurring of details while working with watercolor.  On Sunday, other than the threat of rain the main hazards were the blood thirsty midges.  You know, the little black flies that will even fly into your eyes and up your nose. Nasty beasties.  Distracting.  Irritating and annoying.
Sit a Spell
Ah, plein air painting.  I love it. And all for a good cause.
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