Joe Forgacs and Manish Rajguru teamed up with me to paint together on the beautiful and shady campus of Centre College in Danville. I painted in pastel and Manish in watercolor with Joe observing.
I have wanted to focus on an individual tree, as a portrait of sorts, to continue practicing and trying to improve a weak spot for me. I especially liked a landscape painting that was not overwhelmed by green. In fact, it looks like this tree is showing the very first signs of fall even though it is early September in Kentucky.
Plein air painting together is a great way to learn from others and to celebrate the different skill levels of individuals. This time, Joe took notes instead of painting as he watched the masterful watercolor work of Manish.
No matter what your skill level, overcome your fear and join a friend or plein air group to watch, learn and make new friends.
The last 40 seconds of the video are a shout-out to my brother-in-law, Tony Gaier, who wrote the book about Centre College’s national football championship. The building in the background happened to have a little section devoted to when this Danville college was the talk of the nation.
This is the 62nd episode in my art journey.
After serious illness in 2017, painting is my way of celebrating the beauty of life and second chances. I use the videos as my journal of progress.
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I am a member of Plein Air Artists of Central Kentucky; Plein Air Painters of the Bluegrass; and the Kentucky Appalachia Outdoor Painters.
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My art journey
<<<These YouTube videos document my progress and art journey. Please watch and learn with me. Keep learning. Keep stretching. Keep trying.