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Plein Air Painting, 28th April 2021, Isel Park, Stoke

Meet us for plein air painting on 28th April 2021, 10am, at Isel Park, 16 Hilliard St, Stoke, Nelson. Isel Park offers a historic building/museum and gorgeous gardens with trees and flowers.  If we are lucky, we can enjoy the autumn leaves. Please bring your painting supplies, a chair, bug spray, sun screen, morning tea/lunch and good weather. Plein Air Painting will go ahead until the first week in June and recommence in October. If you have any suggestions on where…

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Photos of Plein Air Painting at Silvan

Silvan is always a lovely place to paint, especially in autumn. I'm still sticking to my little 6x8 oil paintings and love working with the palette knife. The big advantage is that I don't have to clean brushes, which means that I don't have to use solvents or wash my brushes at the end of day with soap and water. This little painting was finished in one go (alla prima) and wet-on-wet, since the oil paint doesn't dry until the…

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Plein Air Painting, 14th April 2021, Silvan, 205 Champion Road, Richmond

Meet us for plein air painting on 14th April 2021, 10am at Silvan, 205 Champion Road, Richmond. Silvan is a beautiful private property with a lake amongst forest trees. The leaves are about to change colour and the lake is always a lovely subject to paint, no matter what season it is.  Directions: Please park your car in the parking area by the shed. Be mindful not to drive anywhere on the lawn (we caused some damage before and don’t want…

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Photos of Plein Air Painting at Riwaka Wharf

The Riwaka Wharf was one of the most beautiful plein air painting areas that I have ever been to. We had the choice between boats, batches, boat houses, islands and the Richmond hills in the background. This time I painted with oils and stayed small (6x8"), which allowed me to finish the painting in about one hour. Also, I made sure that the sun didn't hit my canvas or palette while I was painting. It helped a lot with getting…

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Plein Air Painting, 7th April 2021, Wharf Road, Riwaka

Meet us for plein air painting on 7th April 2021, 10am, at Wharf Road in Riwaka. It will be high tide and we will be able to paint water and boats with the Richmond hills in the background.  Directions: To get to the above area you go through Motueka and over the Motueka Bridge. After the bridge you take the first right which is Lodder Lane. Kidder Lane leads directly onto Wharf Road. The inlet to which you refer is narrow…

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