Friday, October 23, 2009

what's wrong here??

As Sandra painted the Dalton (GA) depot, this white van parked directly between her and her subject. He smiled, acknowledged us, and pulled into this particular (one of 15) parking space. It was too incredibly funny to be upsetting. What are people thinking????
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4 comments:

wcwindom said...

I believe I would have asked him to move. However, I do have a question. I am new to plein air painting, and was wondering in places like that if you have to get someones permission to set up. I have only painted plein air at Holly Creek and Dennards Lake; but have seen a few places like you are doing that I would like to set up sometimes.

bj said...

It's always proper to let someone know that you're planning to paint near their business. You can also make arrangements for a good place to set-up and park your vehicle. We've never had someone come out and tell us that we can't paint there. Plein air painters are a curiosity to most people so they'll often ask to see your painting (in process). I enjoy talking to people as I paint. However, if you're shy or you'd rather not talk...you can just be courteous and say "I'm sorry I can't talk right now. My time is limited today."

wcwindom said...

Thanks BJ. I discovered very quickly that when out painting people will stop and watch, and yes talk. I don;t mind. I've painted for a few years in the studio, but plein air is a totally different bird. Also, could I ask what type of easel that Sandra is using in the photo? It looks a lot lighter than the French Easel I lug around...

bj said...

Sandra and I both have Soltek easels. I even did a post about the easel on my blog at http://beejw.blogspot.com/2009/09/i-love-my-soltek-easel.html
If you have any other questions about the easel, I'd be glad to answer them.