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Ongoing Watercolor Opportunities

Calling All Plein-Air Painters: Make Note of the WAS-H Paint-Outs

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, Chappell Hill and other drives under 2 hours away. 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. We are hoping that by having a schedule posted it will reserve a spot on your calendar to join in. Check back here for any updates. As we have more details for a paint-out, including directions, it will be posted here. Contact Mary Rustay, our paint-out coordinator extraordinaire for more information.

February 18th:  Meet at Hermann Park Zoo entrance at 9 AM; depart at 3 PM.  Bring your lunch.  Meet together at 2:30 outside the Zoo entrance for a share time and a show and tell of everyone’s paintings for the day—maybe a group photo for the WASHRAG!  

March 11: Paint-Out. Check back later for more information.

April 28-30:  The Paint-Out will be an overnight for two nights in Rockport, Texas.  We have reserved a block of rooms at a discounted rate at Holiday Inn Express in Rockport.  Call Mary Rustay for more information.

Past WAS-H Paint-Outs

Check out some of the fun places WAS-H members have recently met to paint outside. Contact Mary Rustay, our paint-out coordinator extraordinaire for more information, suggestions and requests.

January 16, 2016 : Rice University Quadrangle

February 20, 2016:  Houston Landmark Cinema

March 5, 2016: Pirate's Beach West in Galveston

April 16, 2016: Country Farm in Iola, Texas

May 28, 2016: Commerce Towers
September 24, 2016:  Downtown Skyline from Sabine Street Bridge
October 22, 2016: Canino's Farmers Market
November 19, 2016: 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.

  • 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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