Sunday, June 01, 2008
Raulston Arboretum - Plein Air
The biggest problem, I think, was/is trying to 'paint' instead of 'plein air sketch' ...different things really, with 'perfection' -- or something close to that, forever frustrating the one attempting the work. I have so much to learn about plein air and painting and attempting to get a completed 'painting' plein air for me, at least right now, simply does nothing but frustrate the heck out of me! Mercy, when will I learn!! LOL I post this nonetheless, as a reminder to myself that there are few folks who can complete a 'painting' plein air to their own satisfaction. So stop beating myself up.
Still, I did get a chance to sit in a lovely quiet spot at the Raulston Arboretum, mixing those many greens! LOL and listening to the birds and the "Red Hat Ladies," and plant collectors, and photographers and volunteers and visitors all who came by to snip a shrub here, oooh and ah about those red garden amaranth I was attempting to sketch there, walk the path a bit to the left, and simply enjoy the sunshine before the heat and humidity melted us after lunch.
Today, my son brings me a new computer -- which means down time while we reload my programs, printer and the like, transfer files and what not -- but the promise of a faster connection and more storge space is an allure I can't resist! LOL
Have a terrific Sunday!