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

WAS-H offers organized outdoor painting opportunities with our Weekday Plein Air group.

Weekday Plein Air is a group that meets at pre-selected spots in Houston on Thursday mornings. Paint for two hours and then convene with the group for a gentle half hour critique and sharing opportunity.  Register for this event each season to receive emails with locations and updates. Then come when you can, it is an informal group meant to share the commardarie of painting "en plein air!"

Plein Air Schedule and Locations at a Glance

November 14th , THURSDAY -Edith L. Moore Nature Sanctuary , 440 Wilchester Boulevard (near Beltway 8 and Memorial in west Houston)

                                      Click Here - Map
             Meet in front of the log cabin


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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Gallery: 713-942-9966
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