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Photos of Plein Air Painting at Grossi Point

Gosh, the wind was unbelievable, brisk and chilly. One easel went flying the other one was stabilised with a lot of weight. Hard core plein air painting, that's what it was. Still, the sun was shining. We were challenged but happy.

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Plein Air Painting, 25th May 2022, Grossi Point, Mapua

Meet us for plein air painting on 25th May 2022, 10am, at Grossi Point, Mapua. Drive towards the Mapua Wharf and turn right at Tahi Road (last right turn before you arrive at the wharf). Grossi Point is at the end of the road by the boat ramp. We will be able to see the Richmond hills, boats on anchor and the tide will be coming in with high tide around 12pm.  Please bring your painting supplies, a chair, bug spray,…

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Photos of Plein Air Painting at Ruby’s Espresso, Nelson

Plein air painting was a bit different this time. We were at Ruby's Espresso on Akersten Street, Nelson, which had a lot of guests coming and going, ordering drinks and food, sitting down, chatting, reading, etc. Talk about a busy place. Some of the guests came up to us to check out what we were doing, some were quite inspired and may join us next time. It was lovely to have a little chat. I painted at group of people…

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Plein Air Painting, 11th May 2022, Ruby’s Coffee Cart, Port Nelson

Meet us for plein air painting on 11th May 2022, 10am, at Ruby’s Coffee Cart, Akersten Street, Nelson. Driving down Akersten Street towards the marina Ruby’s coffee cart will come up on your left hand side. Toilets are in walking distance. The area offers boats and an industrial scene, however there is no shade. 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…

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Plein Air Painting, 4th May 2022, Gravity Winery, Mahana

Meet us for plein air painting on 4th May 2022, 10am, at Gravity Winery, 243 Old Coach Road. Gravity Winery offers views over the vineyard and the Nelson Bay towards the Richmond hills. Currently the colours of the vineyards are changing to a stunning yellow which are offset by the blue ocean in the background. Hopefully it will still be that beautiful by Wednesday. The winery/restaurant knows that we coming and is happy for us to paint on the lawns and…

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Painting for All Levels – Waimea College

9th May - 20th June 2022 (no class 6th June) Monday 6.30 – 9.00 pm (6 weeks per school term) 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…

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Plein Air Painting, 27th April 2022, Silvan, 205 Champion Road, Richmond

Meet us for plein air painting on 27th April , 10am, at Silvan, 205 Champion Road, Richmond. Silvan is a beautiful private property with a lake amongst forest trees. The leaves are changing 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 to repeat…

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Painting for All Levels – Waimea College

9th May - 20th June 2022 (no class 6th June) Monday 6.30 – 9.00 pm (6 weeks per school term) 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…

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