Plein Air

Coordinator: Nanci Sheppard

Plein Air simply means painting outdoors. This group meets every Thursday at the scheduled destination and time with carpools suggested if drivers feel comfortable doing so. Or one can drive themselves. This group meets November through April. A schedule for the upcoming month will be sent out to participants near the end of the previous month.

We travel all over Southern Arizona, which has many painting opportunities such as desert landscapes, missions, historic buildings, gardens, and ranches. You will need a set up for your desired medium, protective clothing, sunscreen, water, a hat, and sturdy shoes.

Beginners are welcome as they can learn plenty from others in the group. Any medium is acceptable, oil, watercolor, pastel or just sketching with a pencil. It’s fun to paint outdoors and to see what others have chosen to paint. We meet at the end of the session to have a show and tell and light critique.

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Pictures from left to right: Tumacacori by Ken Adams; Madera Creek by Brian Bauman; Canoa by Ken Adams; Winter Surprise by Shelby Jagla