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Plein Air Painting, 25th March 2020, Wharf Road, Riwaka

Meet us for plein air painting on 25th March 2020, 10am, at Wharf Road in Riwaka. It will be high tide and we will be able to paint water and boats with 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 and…

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Photos of Plein Air Painting at Monaco Peninsula, Nelson

I never thought that low tide can offer such interesting painting subjects. Monaco, Nelson, at low tide turned out to be gorgeous. It seemed that there were more boats around than usual, and we had a surprise school trip say 'hello' as well. The children very much enjoyed talking to us and were just charming. Who knows, they might be inspired to do some art outside one day, too. "Remember, it's a big world out there. Go and paint it!",…

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Plein Air Painting, 4th March 2020, Monaco Peninsula

Meet us for plein air painting on 4th March 2020, 10am, at the boat ramp of Monaco’s Peninsula. This time is will be low tide and we will be able to paint the jetty/boat ramp but also boats that are sitting on the hard. Please note, we are meeting at the jetty, not the castle! So if you can’t see us by the castle, just keep going that extra bit further. Please bring your painting supplies, a chair, bug spray, sun…

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Plein Air Painting, 26th February 2020, Founders Park, Nelson

Meet us for plein air painting on 26th February 2020, 10am, at Founders Park, Nelson. The park offers historic buildings and vehicles, people, and hills in the background. A coffee shop is usually open, too. Please bring your painting supplies, a chair, bug spray, sun screen, morning tea/lunch, good weather … and maybe jumper leads and a first aid kit in case your easel attacks you. Just kidding, but all of these items have come to good use previously… If you have…

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Photos of Plein Air Painting at McKee Reserve

Today's plein air painting at the McKee Reserve started with a gloomy and overcast morning until suddenly the cloud cover opened up and the sun streamed in. Talk about changing light within a few seconds! Luckily most of us had already progressed with their painting quite a bit and it was just a matter of sticking to our colour palette and not changing anything. Something else to remember when you go out plein air painting at the beach is the…

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Plein Air Painting Photos of Busch Reserve

Bush Reserve was a beautiful start to our plein air painting season this year. The sun was shining and the temperatures were rather mild compared to the heat of the previous weeks. Some sandflies were around, too. So better take the bug spray with you. If you are a plein air painter and would like to join us, please get in touch (contact). Here are some photos:

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Plein Air Painting, 12th February 2020, McKee Memorial Reserve, Ruby Bay 

Meet us for plein air painting on 12th February 2020, 10am,  at the McKee Memorial Reserve, 1354 The Coastal Highway, Ruby Bay. The McKee Reserve offers the ocean, cliffs and mountains.  Please bring your painting supplies, a chair, bug spray, sun screen, morning tea/lunch, good weather and maybe a swim suit… If you have any suggestions on where to go for plein air, please let me know I will include it in the list. Plein air is scheduled for every Wednesday…

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Plein Air Painting, 5th February 2020, Bush Reserve, Aniseed Valley

Meet us for plein air painting on 5th February 2020, at 10am at the Bush Reserve, 374 Aniseed Valley. Bush reserve offers the river, tall trees and a field. Also, you can go for a swim if it is another hot day.  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 I will include it in the list.…

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