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Photos from Plein Air Painting at Washbourn Gardens

Plein Air Painting at Washbourn Gardens turned out to be a bit of a surprise when we found most of the beautiful flower empty. The council workers were still there, flattening out the beds for the next crop. Never mind we still made due with painting trees, bushes, the workers or the old historic jail. Most enjoyable was going into the next cafe to warm up and have Show & Tell. Here are some photos:

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Painting for All Levels – Waimea College Night Classes

Waimea College Night Classes are starting again: Painting For All Levels:   Monday 6.30 – 9.00 pm (6 weeks) A fun and relaxed painting class for the beginner through to the experienced artist. Choose your medium to paint in (eg: acrylics, oils or watercolours). Each session will begin with a short introduction on a different subject (eg: colour theory, values, perspective, figures, composition, painting from life vs. photograph). Then the lesson will continue “one on one” to further develop and explore your own subject and style. Paint from…

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Plein Air Painting, 14th October 2020, Washbourn Gardens, Richmond

Meet us for plein air painting on 14th October 2020, 10am, at Washbourn Gardens, Richmond, where the spring flowers are simply stunning. Please bring your painting supplies, a chair, bug spray, sun screen, morning tea/lunch and good weather. Photos of last week’s plein air can be viewed here. Plein air is scheduled for every Wednesday morning, except the 3rd Wednesday of the month. Please contact me if you like regular updates by email.

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Photos of Plein Air Painting at Miyazu Gardens, Nelson

Last Wednesday's plein air painting at Miyazu Gardens, Nelson, was challenging and lovely. The wind was blowing so strongly that painting with a free standing easel would have been interesting. Most of us were satisfied with a little sketch or watercolour painting. Still, the wind managed to blow my materials around and I had to run after them like a spooked chicken. However, the sunshine was beautiful and we enjoyed strong contrasts. Here are some photos:

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Plein Air Painting, 7th October 2020, Miyazu Gardens

Spring is here and Plein Air Painting is starting up again. If you would like to paint outside, meet us on 7th October 2020, 10am, at Miyazu Gardens, Nelson, where the cherrie blossoms should still be blooming. 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. If you would like to receive regular updates by email, please contact Nicole, [email protected]

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Watercolours For All Levels

Sign up for the next watercolour class: Watercolours for All Levels Watercolours for All Levels is the ideal watercolour class for the beginner to the more advanced artist who wishes to refine their skills. Nicole Russell will teach you fun watercolour techniques. She will demonstrate each step and guide you along to your finished painting. Nicole’s curriculum stretches out over a full year and each session will be about a different subject, e.g. Colour harmony, composition, perspective and figures are…

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Plein Air Painting, 3rd June 2020, Rabbit Island

Meet us for plein air painting on 3rd June 2020, 10 am at Rabbit Island, Harakiki Picnic Area. Rabbit Island offers a beautiful sandy beach, ocean colours and views to the Able Tasman National Park as well as to the Richmond Hills and sometimes you can even see the Marlborough Sounds. Directions: From SH 60 follow the signs to Rabbit Island. Continue along Ken Beck Drive into Rabbit Island. At T section turn left into Cooper Road. Take the 2nd Forestry Rd... on…

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Photos of Plein Air at Silvan

Here are some photos of our plein air painting get-together at Silvan. It was another gorgeous autumn day in a stunning setting. The area was incredibly peaceful and we were surrounded by lovely birdsongs. Who could wish for more.

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Plein Air Painting, 27th May 2020, Silvan, 205 Champion Road, Richmond

Meet us for plein air painting on 27th May 2020 at Silvan, 205 Champion Road, Richmond. Silvan is a private property with a lake amongst forest trees. We might still catch some autumn leaves, especially the ginkgo trees are beautiful at the moment. Otherwise 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…

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Photos of Plein Air Painting at Isel Park

How great was it to get out of the house and meet people again for plein air painting. The weather was gorgeous and everybody had a smile on their face. After lockdown it is good to be back out painting! If you are interested in getting regular updates about painting locations in the Nelson/Tasman area, please contact Nicole.

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