Paint-outs are all day Saturday plein-air painting events happening as planned. These occasional trips afford an opportunity to paint on location and interact with other painters and members of WAS-H. Many of the trips are in and around the central part of Houston, and some are in out of town locations such as Galveston, and Chappell Hill. Paint-outs are a great way to sharpen painting from life skills, to meet other watercolorists and most of all to have fun!
Paint-outs will be held on the 3rd Saturday of each month in the Spring, usually from 9 am to 3 pm. As we have more details for a paint-out, including directions, it will be posted here. Contact Mary Rustay, our paint-out coordinator for more information.
Past WAS-H Paint-Out Locations
Rice University Quadrangle, Houston Landmark Cinema, Pirate's Beach West in Galveston, Commerce Towers, Downtown Skyline from Sabine Street Bridge, Canino's Farmers Market, Houston Arboretum
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.
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.