"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 COMMITTEE
Your new committee has heard that painting directly from nature might become a passion and an addiction. We’ve also heard that it might be a challenge, but what outweighs the challenge? The smells, the sights, the light, the act of being in your painting with Mother Nature brings an extra layer to your learning experience as a painter. It’s been said by many plein air artists that the exercise of painting outdoors will almost certainly help you improve your paintingsindoors.
Painting in plein air events has the added benefits of camaraderie with other participating artists and the chance to paint in areas that are normally far away from your studio.
Contact the Committee
Chair, Carola Roach 775-240-3349
Joycette Dapra 775-741-4686
Carolyn Runnells 775-843-3000
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 2022 Locations
April 13 Hidden Valley Regional Park
May 11 Rancho San Rafael
June 8 Floriston/Gardens of Karen Sheeloff-Stinson and Jerry Stinson, address will be given when RSVPing
June 18 Enchanted Garden 2775 Mayberry Drive
July 13 Davis Creek Regional Park
August 10 River School Farm/Mayberry Park
September 14 The Carmelite Monastery
October 12 Bartley Ranch Regional Park
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