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Calling All Plein-Air Painters: WAS-H Outdoor Painting Opportunities


WAS-H is excited to organize some outdoor socially distanced meet up opportunities to paint. The Spring Plein Air events are listed below. 

Plein Air Painting Events

    • March 23, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM (CDT)
    • Gerald D. Hines Waterwall Park in the Galleria
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    Plein Air Painting - Waterwall Park at the Galleria 

    Kathleen Church, Facilitator
    kechurch@mac.com

    Do you love painting outdoors, in "plein air?"  Painters will meet on Tuesday, March 23rd at the Gerald D. Hines Waterwall Park at the Galleria from 10am to 1pm.

    The Gerald D. Hines Waterwall Park is at 2800 Post Oak Blvd. Come to paint Houston's 64-foot Waterwall framed by green space. Paid parking is available in the Williams Tower parking garage. Free parking is available a block away at the Norstrom entrance at the Galleria parking garage. More details on the location can be found here, https://www.uptown-houston.com/news/page/water-wall-park.

    This is a casual meeting of WAS-H members who want to paint outdoors. Please observe social distancing and any Gerald D. Hines Waterwall Park rules. Register to receive updates about the event, and so the coordinator has an idea of who to be on the look out for. There is no fee or instruction, just come to paint and have fun.

    Supplies:

    Bring the supplies you can comfortably carry, and a lightweight stool. Some like to paint in their laps on a block or in a sketchbook. Check out suggested supplies from these seasoned plein air painters.

    Brenda Swenson: Brenda's Supplies

    Stephanie Bower: Stephanie's Supplies 

    • April 27, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM (CDT)
    • WAS-H Member's country home
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    Plein Air Painting - WAS-H Member's Country Home 

    Kathleen Church, Facilitator
    kechurch@mac.com

    Do you love painting outdoors, in "plein air?"  Painters will meet on Tuesday, April 27th at Jan S.'s country home outside of Houston. More details to come on this registration only event.

    This is a casual meeting of WAS-H members who want to paint outdoors. Register to receive updates about the event, and so the coordinator has an idea of who to be on the look out for. There is no fee or instruction, just come to paint and have fun.

    Supplies:

    Bring the supplies you can comfortably carry, and a lightweight stool. Some like to paint in their laps on a block or in a sketchbook. Check out suggested supplies from these seasoned plein air painters.

    Brenda Swenson: Brenda's Supplies

    Stephanie Bower: Stephanie's Supplies 

Upcoming events

What do I Bring to a Paint Out?

The short answer is whatever you need to paint. Here is a suggested list to get you started on packing your plein-air painting kit.

  • Folding stool or chair to sit on
  • Easel, stool or chair for board
  • Board, clips or tape and paper or a watercolor block
  • Favorite paints and portable palette
  • Brushes
  • Water and container for painting
  • Paper towels or tissues
  • Rolling, folding metal cart to tote
  • Sketchbook and pencils and erasers
  • Camera or cell phone camera
  • Ruler or straight edge
  • Lunch or snack and drinks
  • Insect repellant
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Large umbrella for shade

TIP: Take lots of photos for reference, especially as lighting changes. The photos may be as important as the painting as they allow you to complete the paint- ing at home if necessary, or start over with lots of fresh material for future paintings.

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