This is my first plein air effort for the summer! I spent a lovely afternoon yesterday at a beach off Scudders Lane in Barnstable painting. I return to this spot because it is quiet and private and just a great place to be. The new Coulter easel is fabulous- lightweight, easy to set up, stable- perfect! Can't wait to go again!
I played a bit with palette knife painting this weekend. It is a different skill set, but great fun. I am stretching a bit now, with larger pieces in the mix on my easel, new brands and types of paint, pre-mixing, limited palette. It is easier to stay with what I know for results, but I want to move ahead. In this little offering to the coming summer, I am eager to get outside and paint. Hopefully many beach and seascapes ahead!
My new Coultaer easel arrived today! I am so excited to take it out for a test ride. My goal for the summer is to spend more time painting outside. It is a challenge- - but a good one. New work coming soon.