This was Teatown Lake yesterday. It was threatening rain, I was sitting though I prefer standing, and I was feeling uninspired. Then along came two wonderful, enthusiastic, friendly women, who sat down on either side of me, oohed and ahhed, asked lots of questions, and generally cheered me up and gave me the little lift I needed to pay better attention to my painting. So cool—I hope I run into them again!
And then today we took an advanced-placement art class from the high school out to Teatown for their first plein-air session. What a perfect afternoon it turned out to be—sunny and low 70s, with the fall colors really coming on. It was cool to see everyone’s paintings come together as they experimented with what the paint could do.