June 4 - Hanging Out In Coventry, CT

What a perfectly sparkling day we had in Coventry for last weeks Tuesday Plein Air group. As we rolled in to 1141 Main St., there were a few visitors that joined our group. Welcome to Sharon and Oren who visited and spent a few hours at their easels. It was a delight to meet you, and thanks to member Laura Kinlock for bringing them to our weekly gathering. Rounding out our weekly outing were Lynn, Paul, Kathy W., Adrianna, Georgiana, Betsy, Linda, Peg and me.  The Coventry Art Guild happened to have a few members out and about as we painted. They invited TCAA to join their paint out that is running until July 31. The summer painting will culminate in a juried plein air show, their first, in August. For those interested, here is the link to find out more and to register if you would like to be informed of when they will be running a group paint out.  Coventry Guild Plein Air summer paint out.   As I searched for a subject to paint, I headed down to the pink house at 1129

May 21 - The Lodge At Crandall Park 2, Tolland, CT

It was a brisk day as the TCAA Tuesday painters made their way to Tolland, CT. This weeks choice was The Lodge, a natural setting on the backside of Crandall Park. The strong wind almost kept us away, but a good group did come by for a few hours of sketching or painting. The day started undecided as to clouds or sun. At mid morning, the sun came out to stay, which helped us all get a predictable light. The crew today consisted of Peg, Georgiana, Lynn, Jane, Kathy W. and me. Thanks to all the hardy souls who decided to spend the morning. I had my doubts if anyone would show, and was pleasantly surprised to see all of you. The Lodge, for those who have not been there, has a number of flowering bushes, flower gardens, some nice views of Crandall Pond 2, and lots of lovely trees of every shape and size. Occasionally a blue heron will wade through the water to fish, but not today. It is also a nice place for a rowboat or kayak, and dogs love to swim around in the water. There