imageimageimage I am so grateful to my favorite instructor at the Art Students Leagu

e, Dean Hartung, for giving a weekend workshop on plein air painting.   We went upstate and it was my first time painting outdoors .  I bought special plein air easel.  It turned out to be a clumsy, cumbersome wood easel and I spent more time fussing with it than painting.  It tipped over in the wind and sent all my supplies into the Hudson River.  Never buy something that looks good at a cheap price.  I painted and cried every time the easel tipped over.  And putting wet canvas on it was a challenge.  A Monet moment it wasn’t

in spite of all this I came home with these lovelies!