Last summer I began making plein air paintings. I really did not want to get out of the house! I didn't want to get too hot or get rained on or explain myself to curious people.
Two main purposes drove me to get started. One, I wanted to see "what I was made of" what would I produce? How would my on-the-spot paintings come out? And two, my town was changing. Big trees and buildings that were personally significant were going away.
So, I headed out each day like a fisherman, downtown and through the neighborhoods, and I snagged some really nice paintings.
I can look at each painting now and feel the sun on my neck or remember digging for parking meter change or think about the great people I met and know that each day something was accomplished.
It's a great experience every time I go out. I now have paintings of familiar old trees that are no longer there and houses and buildings that are gone or changed.
I set up a Shopify store to sell my watercolors, it's downtownpainter.com
Thanks for sharing the trip with me!