Plein Air Paint-outs
The Plein Air Group meets Tuesday afternoons, weather permitting. If you want to be notified of upcoming outings, contact plein air co-ordinators Susan Lea Hackett at 209-965-0253 or Maureen Carden at 510 388 3516.
Winter in the Gold Country
January 6, 2020: It's winter, but we still get beautiful weather for outdoor painting. It's harder to schedule regular paint-outs, but we're still working outdoors. Susan Kendall painted on Washington Street in downtown Sonora (left), with the iconic Red Church. Maureen Carden painted the cypresses in the old City Cemetery (right).
Barbara Young painted at Crystal Falls Lake (below). She stencilled leave shapes onto water color paper and developed her sketch over that.
Paint-Out at the Twain Harte Canal, 11/12/2019
The Twain Harte Canal area offers a range of subjects for outdoor painters: the canal itself, the imposing trestle, woods, fields, a pond and, on this date, spots of brilliant fall foliage. The painters scattered. Different viewpoints -- and different painting styles -- always lead to different outcomes! That's part of the fun of plein air!
Paint-Out at Sierra Glen, 11/5/2019
Plein Air coordinator Susan Lea Hackett organized a special treat for the plein air group on November 5, 2019. Sierra Glen, formerly an apple orchard and berry farm, is situated high up in the foothills off Big Hill Road in Twain Harte. A record number of painters showed up in perfect fall weather to be inspired by the lovely setting and the paintable outbuildings and farmhouse. Below: works in progress!
Plein air artists in Columbia
The Tuolumne County Library at 480 Greenley Way in Sonora is the largest and most recent venue available to MLAA members. It’s a huge, airy space with room for a lot of art and guaranteed exposure to the public! For more information on this and other venues, visit the Venues page. Below, photos from the recent Plein Air show featuring work by Susan Kendall, Susan Lea Hackett, Judie Cain, Barbara Young, Maureen Carden, Rana Ford, Celia Niemerow, Beth Robinson, Grace Glassey, Alison Blansit, Rose Ingalls and Lorna Hunt.
Many of the works on display are for sale. Please contact the artist directly if you are interested in a piece. Contact information is available on the tags displayed by each painting.