Monday, November 21, 2016

Hammonasset, Friday, November 18, 2016

Well, the weather could not have been more perfect.  Three of us (Claudia, Candace, and I) painted on and by the boardwalk entrance to the Shoreline Greenway Trail.  It was extremely warm in the sun.  Plenty of trail walkers and bikers, stopping to see us paint.  Betsey stopped by to visit on her way home from painting on the Guilford Green.   

Notice to all: the campground is officially closed for the winter and that means the campground visitor parking was blocked off.  So we had to leave the park and drive to the Greenway Trail parking lot on route 1 (just a bit east of the route 1 intersection).  It was a longer walk but worth it.  

Don’t be fooled by Candace’s painting.  That scene is not at Hammonasset.  She wasn’t motivated by where she was seated so she painted a scene from her phone, East Rock from Edgerton Park in New Haven.  But when we were leaving and the tidal waters had flooded the marshland, she was struck by how beautiful it was.  So next time, and when it’s high tide, she won’t have to rely on her camera for her subject. 


(P.S., Sally chose an extra day to paint, based on the forecast of a warm sunny day.)

Guilford Green, November 17, 2016

Betsey, Jay, Denise, Patty Meglio, Marlu, and I painted at various spots around the green while Joan McP painted in that delightfully interesting alleyway by the Marketplace.  The sun warmed the day but the wind picked up stronger than forecast which kept a chill in the air and those who painted in the shade felt that chill. 

The last 4 paintings are Marlu’s, one which she started today but the last three are from plein air outings this summer that she wanted to share. 

It was wonderful being out painting again and enjoying the camaraderie at lunch. 

From now on I’ll try to choose the warmest day of the week and see if we can squeeze in a few more paint outs before the end of the year.