I ALWAYS Learn Something When I Paint with Others

acrylic painting 6x6
“Dock of the River”

Thursday was no exception. I go out painting “en plein air” or painting out doors with a group or artists on Thursdays. There are 2 dozen artists on the list and one beautiful artist coordinates a place and communicates to us via email. Those who intend to paint respond so no one ends up showing up alone.

Last week 5 were supposed to paint; only one other artist showed besides myself. But we had a guest.

A well-known and local artist, Tim Widener, was bicycling through the park and spotted Theresa, my fellow artist, and stopped. He had been painting nearby the day before, would like to come out and finish his painting, and asked if we would like to join him. He’d be glad to give us some instruction as well. Uh, yeah! He is also a well-known instructor.

His spot was on a lookout right on the river where you can see the boat dock. Seeing another artist’s color choices, brush choices and process is always interesting. Watching him work on Theresa’s pastel was cool too. I had blocked in my sky, trees and water and was going to put in the boats later. He said I needed that white line in there almost immediately to be able to relate to it. Seems I remember hearing something like that from an instructor long, long ago, and it seems I had forgotten that.

Tim working on Theresa's pastel
Tim Widener giving some suggestions to Theresa.

Thanks Tim. It was a joy painting with you.

“Dock of the River” 6x6x” acrylic on gessobord panel, unframed, available for  $50 via http://www.dailypaintworks.com/fineart/andrea-jeris/dock-of-the-river/399857

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