First Touches of Fall

Fall is high season for plein air painters, and I’ll be outside as much as humanly possible to capture the changing light and colour.

Sunday I met up with three other painters at a spot that was new to me and exciting – but that was 20 degrees colder than the day before.  Sheila and I were troopers and toughed out the weather, while the other two stayed warm in the car and threw out questions: “Why did you use that colour there?”, and “What are you doing, painting with a Q-Tip?”.  HA.  They’ve all been plein air students of mine in the past, but are seriously coming into their own.  I think collectively we could make a great Q&A video!

Here’s the resulting painting after some studio tweaks:

Tucked In
11×14 Oil on Panel (Plein Air) by Christy Michalak

“Tucked In” will be on display – and available – in November at my solo show in downtown Georgetown, Ontario.

And if you’re interested in joining us but have never learned to paint en plein air, good news!  I have workshops coming up in October through Credit Valley Artisans (Halton Hills, Ontario).  3 Sundays, $30 each and you can attend one or all.  Shoot me a message for more details!

Yours, from my cozy fireplace,


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