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Plein Air Painting, 30th Nov 2022, Old Constabulary, Brightwater

Meet us for plein air painting on 30th November 2022, 10am, at the Old Constabulary in Brightwater, 15 Jeffries Road. The building is a gorgeous old New Zealand style villa, which is not inhabited any more. Please read these detailed instructions on how to get to the property, toilet facilities and safety: Important information: Address: The corner of Jefferies Road and Lord Rutherford Road South, just out of Brightwater. The landowners house is at 15 Jeffries Road if you need to put…

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Plein Air Painting, 23rd November 2022, Washbourn Gardens, Richmond

Meet us for plein air painting on 23rd November 2022, 10am, at Washbourn Gardens, Richmond, where the spring flowers are usually stunning. Please bring your painting supplies, a chair, bug spray, sun screen, morning tea/lunch and good weather. Plein air painting is scheduled for every Wednesday morning, except the 3rd Wednesday of the month. Please note, we won’t meet if the weather is not accomodating (rain or strong winds). Please let me know if you have any suggestions on where to go for…

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Plein Air Painting, 9th November 2022, Nelson Port, Vickerman Street

Meet us for plein air painting on 9th November 2022, 10am, at the Nelson Port, Vickerman Street. High tide is forecasted for around 11am and we will have the fishing boats as our subject. The challenge with this location is that there is no coffee shop in walking distance and the toilets are further down the road. However, we could maybe meet for lunch at the Ruby’s coffee cart if we like. Directions: Vickerman Street starts at the corner of Haven Road/SH6…

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Plein Air Painting, 2nd November 2022, Queens Gardens, Nelson

Meet us for plein air painting on 2nd November 2022, 10am, at Queens Gardens, Nelson. The weather forecast looks a bit mixed, but if we are lucky we can still enjoy beautiful reflections in the lake, ducks, seagulls and spring flowers. If it gets drizzly we can enjoy the cafe and exhibitions at the Suter. We had discussed another option (a view point) but it turned out that it requires a bit more investigation (I’ll keep you posted). Also, it is…

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Plein Air Painting, 26th October 2022, Styx Restaurant, Nelson

Meet us for plein air painting on 26th October 2022, 10am, at Styx Restaurant, 272 Wakefield Quay, Nelson. We can enjoy the view of the harbour entrance, boats on anchor and Haulashore Island. Please bring your painting supplies, a chair, bug spray, sun screen, morning tea/lunch and good weather. We had discussed to go to Washbourn Gardens, however, I contacted TDC and asked about the flower beds. I was confirmed that the flower beds were going to be removed after Labour weekend.  Please…

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Plein Air Painting, 12th October 2022, Isel Park

Meet us for plein air painting on Wednesday 12th October 2022, 10am, Isel Park, 16 Hilliard Street, Stoke, Nelson, where hopefully the rhododendrons are still blooming. Isel Park offers a cafe and toilets. Please bring your painting supplies, a chair, bug spray, sun screen, morning tea/lunch, and good weather. If you have any suggestions on where to go for plein air, please let me know and I will include it in the list. Plein air is scheduled for every Wednesday morning,…

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Plein Air Painting, 5th October 2022, Miyazu Gardens

Let’s try it again and hopefully the weather is more accomodating this time: If you would like to paint outside, meet us on Wednesday, 5th October 2022, 10am, at Miyazu Gardens, Nelson. Even if there are not that many cherry blossoms left, it’s still a lovely location.  Please bring your painting supplies, a chair, bug spray, sun screen, morning tea/lunch and good weather. Plein air is scheduled for every Wednesday morning, except the 3rd Wednesday of the month. Please let me…

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Plein Air Painting, 28th September 2022, Miyazu Gardens

This season plein air is starting one week earlier than usual. Spring is here and the cherry blossoms at Miyazu Gardens are waiting to be painted. If we wait until next week we might miss out. Meet us on Wednesday, 28th September 2022, 10am, at Miyazu Gardens, Nelson. Please bring your painting supplies, a chair, bug spray, sun screen, morning tea/lunch and good weather. Plein air is scheduled for every Wednesday morning, except the 3rd Wednesday of the month. Please let…

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Still Life / Plein Air Painting at Silverbirch Farm

During winter the weekly still life painting sessions at Silverbirch Farm continue. Getting together as a group keeps you motivated to paint a little painting a week. Painting from life is so valuable too. Contact Nicole if you like to take part. See more photos below.

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