"Plein Air"99 years of paint-outs
Painting by Lorenzo Latimer “The Latimer Tree” – Gardner St.
The practice of “Plein Air” goes back for centuries but was truly made into an art form by the French Impressionists. Today, it’s a flourishing trend in the art world. Artists come together and go on excursions to “paint out” in the beautiful parts of the Sierras located in Nevada and California.
Our paint-outs are devoted to this practice and occur from April to October. We head out on the 2nd Wednesday. Take a look at our schedule and add it to your calendar.
Whether one is inspired by the mountains, river, pond or lake, this is a rewarding experience regardless of your medium.
If you have suggestions of where we should paint next, fill out the form below.
Latimer Paint Out Chair
Quote From Carol Grigus
Painting directly from Nature is my passion and hopefully, it can be for many of you who were brave enough to enjoy Mother Nature’s vagaries. I love the challenge of painting outdoors. The smells, sights, the light and being “in situ” gives me an incredible sense of being one with Mother Nature…the Japanese call it “shin-rin yoku”…forest bathing. I call it heavenly!
John Muir said it well: “The mountains are calling, and I must go.”.
Lorenzo Latimer’s “Peach in Bloom”
When Do We Go?
The 2nd Wednesday of the Month
April through October
meeting @ 9.30 am to 12.30 pm.
You don’t have to be a member to join us.
It’s open to all artists.
Planned 2020 Locations
River Fork Ranch
Galena Creek Park-South Entrance.