A cool, cloudy morning greeted Jean Wilkey and I as she drove us out to the Sierra Vista Trail for a painting session. Jean is braver than I and she set up her gorgeous plein air oils kit enhanced by tricky home made attachments and launched into a little pear painting.
I made that sound really fast, but we did laugh a lot at long it seemed to take us both to set up and settle. I’ll let Jean post her work, but of course it was greatly enhanced by her new AS Australian Green Grey oil tube. 🙂
Afterwards we headed back to Jeans home and studio and she patiently suffered through my coffee order, and we sat and yarned in her studio. There’s something great about having other artists to talk with. Practice, material, subject, object, objective, is the work good enough, is the work not – and the 325 other anxieties that arise from creating something subjective. Obviously, 324 of those were mine.
With all of those problems completely resolved we then went and found the Wandering Winklers at the International for lunch, and then Jean had to leave us for responsibilities and I ran away to the movies with the Hillsboron’s (Hillsborites?). Oooooh intense film, Black Mass. How we jumped and squeaked through that.
A great day of work and play. Thanks Jean, look forward to our next plein air session.