Who wants to paint?

Breakfast bunch!

Good evening to our plein air group.

I’ve looked at the Ontario re-opening event which is currently going into effect. It limits us to 5 people at an outing. I would love to start painting together again. However, in order to keep the group to 5 people and under I will need to get some information and commitments from the group.

In the past I would make an event and post it everywhere. Whoever wanted to go showed up. I am wracking my brain to try to figure out the logistics of the re-opening for our group. I will ask you one question and go from there.

WHO wants to go painting?

Let me know if you wish to paint with me. That way I can at least figure out who’s interested.

To answer please send me an email at PaintPleinAir@gmail.com

Thank you for your patience. This is all new territory and I’m trying to figure this out.


Ober-Ray on Streamline Art Video

I am excited to announce that one of our group, Ober-Rae Starr Livingstone, will be interviewed by Streamline Art Video’s own Eric Rhoads!

Monday December 7th at NOON Eastern Time.

Work in progress by Ober-Ray Starr Livingstone

Ober-Ray will be demonstrating while Eric Rhoads interviews him on his daily noon broadcast. You can see the broadcast on Facebook or YouTube. Please do set your clocks to remind you to watch and cheer on one of our own! Good luck Ober-Ray!

YouTube link: https://www.youtube.com/user/streamlineartvideo/

The above link is to the channel. You will have to to to the channel and watch for the live event to begin, then click on that when it starts at noon.

Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/events/834080297431913/

The above link is to the Facebook event announcement. You will have to go to the event link and watch for the live event to begin, then click on that when it starts at noon.

Let’s cheer him on!

New! Park & Paint!

We are currently in Covid Orange in Windsor and Essex County. There are restrictions on public gatherings. See this link: https://windsorite.ca/guides/coronavirus/ However, thanks to Denise Antaya’s quick thinking, we have a solution! We can still sketch and paint from the safety of our cars!

Our first location will be Willistead Manor parking lot. https://goo.gl/maps/vc1kfNNLJLFCUvuT9

Monday November 23rd 9:00 a.m. until Noon

Note: Please stay in your car and don’t idle your engines.

This sketch of Willistead was done from my car.

Get out your laps, we are going to paint (or sketch) from our cars! Yes! No need to worry about social distancing we will be painting from the parking lot in the safety of our automobiles! Thanks to Denise Sutherland for the idea.

What media shall you use you ask?
Sketchbooks, watercolour, gouache, graphite or coloured pencils, anything you can use from your lap.

Unless you are extrememly confident in not messing up your car I would steer clear of oils and acrylics. There is also the toxic fumes of solvents to consider with oils, unless you use water soluable oils.

Will you join us?

Some areas we will be visiting:

City of Windsor:
Malden Park, Willistead Park, Windsor river front park locations including: Brock Park, McKee park, Assumption North Park, Caron Ave Pumping station, Coventry Gardens, Windsor Marina this list is endless!

Essex County:
Essex Train Station, Cedar Island -beach and marina, Kennedy Woods, Kingsville, Hillman Marsh, Leamington, Colchester beach, River Canard baseball park, Navy Yard Park, Amherstburg

Both city and county:
Street and roadside scenes where parking is not limited.

I will see if I can get us permission to drive into Heritage Villiage, but that’s not for certain at this time.

If you need to contact me please email me for my cell phone number. My email is Paint Plein Air (all one word) at gmail dot com (unformatted to prevent spam)

Are you as excited as I am?!

Thank you Denise for getting me excited again!