September classes…some changes are coming πŸ˜ŠπŸŽ¨

August is here with the summer heat, thunderstorms, farmers markets, BBQs, travel, family and friends. I’ve been getting lots of painting done and enjoying spending two day weekends with Andrew πŸ™‚ We are kooking forward to returning to Cape Cod in September. I have made a friend on the cape who is also a painter. She knows all the good spots for breaking out the easel so I’m looking forward to seeing her again and painting together. Most of all I look forward to spending time with Andrew, to breakfast on the little deck overlooking the bay, walking the dogs on the beaches, eating lots of lovey fresh seafood and whale spotting. πŸ‹πŸ¦πŸ πŸŒŠπŸΆπŸ‘«β›±β˜€οΈ

The next season of classes will be timed a bit differently. Many of you prefer a shorter break in January and some want to continue classes in June. So I have decided to create a new schedule. We will continue with 6 week classes but instead of having a long January break I will divide each 6 week session with a two week break between sessions. Classes will run from the end of September until the end of June. See “Classes” for the new schedule πŸ™‚

The Saturday classes will be held outside as weather allows. The Fall and Spring sessions can bring lots of opportunities for painting the changing seasons :O) As winter sets in we will take the class inside for botanical art 🌱

Class sizes are limited to 6 people. Please sign up early so your are sure to secure a place in the class of your choice.

Painting done while teaching plein air this summer
Back Meadow, Muscoot Farm oil on paper

Nature Journaling πŸ˜ŠπŸŒΏπŸ¦‹πŸŒΈπŸŒ±

Nature journaling will continue through the month of July. We will meet on Thursday mornings from 10-1pm….with rain days on either Wednesday or Friday depending on forecasts β˜€οΈ To be on the email list with weekly details of when and where we will be meeting Please email me at lauragould@mac.com πŸ™‚

If weather cooperates we will be sketching and painting chickens July 11th at Betsy’s home 🀞🀞🀞

Wee painting 2.5×2.5″ painted in Patterson a few weeks ago πŸ™‚

No Nature Journaling today….

So sorry to have gotten distracted with the week….if anyone is wondering about nature journaling today we will not be meeting. We will be meeting next week at Betsy’s house to draw chickens!!!!!! With cancellations, traveling and bad weather we have not been able to make it Betsy’s so far. Hoping for a nice Thursday next week! πŸ™‚ email me for directions at lauragould@mac.com

Happy 4th of July to everyone! πŸŽ‰πŸ”πŸŒ­πŸ’₯β˜€οΈπŸ˜Š

Stay safe and keep you pets safe too!

School’s out for summer πŸŒ»πŸ“πŸŒ±β˜ΊοΈ

The studio class ended yesterday….I hope everyone enjoys a lovely summer! So proud of all the work that everyone has done over the year, so many lovely drawings and paintings! πŸ™‚

My summer will continue with Nature Journaling classes through July on Thursday mornings, Plein Air on Saturday mornings and lots of painting on my own 🎨 We are still looking forward to painting and sketching animals at Muscoot Farm, landscapes and Betsy’s chickens πŸ“

Happy Summer everyone!!! πŸŒΏπŸŒ»πŸ“πŸŒΈβ˜€οΈβ€οΈ

Art, art, art and chickens πŸ“

The first week of classes have begun….botanical art in the classroom, journals and watercolors out in the summer sun and plein air painting down by the steam at Ward Pound Ridge Reserve πŸ™‚

Looking forward to journaling chickens πŸ“ at Betsy’s house this Thursday! Plein air class will return to Ward Pound Ridge early Saturday morning to continue painting the lovely stream πŸ™‚

Looking forward to lots of painting this summer taking my paints out to all our lovely surrounding open land spaces πŸ™‚

North Salem Open Lands https://www.nsolf.org