Wednesday, December 05, 2007
Blondheim Art Original Paintings
oil on panel
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Painting on your own
I spent two hours today at Paynes Prairie State Park. I painted by myself with no stress or time line. No one to wait for, not coordinating meeting times or waiting for anyone else to start or finish. I was able to park and set up immediately, just my tripod,paint box and painting panel,enjoying the fall afternoon with full concentration.
Most women paint in groups or with buddies. If you have not painted out on your own, please do. It is a wonderful experience. It is truly the free est feeling you can have as an outdoor painter. There is no one talking or moving around. No one standing too close. No one standing in front of your good view. You can come and go as you wish, exploring possible painting sites or settling in right away to work.
Don't be afraid to go. With a few precautions you can be very safe by yourself.
State parks, college campuses, botanical gardens, city parks, private ranches and farms are all great places, as well as fish camps and boat ramps.
Keep your cell phone attached to you and your keys in your pocket. Don't wander too far from your car. Lock all doors except the driver's so you can jump in if you feel uncomfortable. Make sure someone knows the general area where you are going. Don't keep much money on your person; instead leave it in the car trunk.
I have painted all over the Southeastern USA by myself, traveling extensively alone. I have never had an incident. I am careful.
Get out there and enjoy yourself!!!