2020-2021 Plein Air Sketching and Classes

Plein Air

I joined the Plein Air group at our new community as soon as we moved to Arizona.  It was a life saver for (social extrovert) me.  Before the COVID vaccine, meeting outside was the only way to safely meet with people, so this was perfect! I made friends, discovered a lot of new places, and enjoyed sketching what I saw....so different from Washington where I'd spent the past 40 years!

Mission San Xavier del Bac
Mission San Xavier del Bac

Digital Sketch using Procreate on the iPad

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Prickly Pear
Prickly Pear

Sketchbook

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Santa Ritas
Santa Ritas

Sketchbook Painting with Walnut Ink

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Tubac Barrio
Tubac Barrio

Digital Sketch using Procreate on the iPad

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Desert Meadows Park
Desert Meadows Park

Sketchbook

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Canoa Ranch
Canoa Ranch

Sketchbook

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Cactus
Cactus

Sketchbook

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Details
Details

Sketchbook

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Chair
Chair

Sketchbook

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Tubac Golf Course
Tubac Golf Course

Sketchbook

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Stables at Tubac Golf Course
Stables at Tubac Golf Course

Sketchbook

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Tubac Chapel
Tubac Chapel

Sketchbook

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Out the window-Camano
Out the window-Camano

Digital Sketch using Procreate on the iPad

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Classes and studies

I've enjoyed teaching Mixed Media classes at our new community, Quail Creek, at Green Valley AZ. There is an active Fine Arts Painting Club, which makes it easier to find a new "art tribe".  I also joined the Lapidary and Jewelry club, still learning that, and will have things to show later!

Terry Teaching
Terry Teaching

I started my Mixed Media classes telling the group my goals were for everyone to have fun and make new friends. We were successful!

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Terry's display at the QCFAPC
Terry's display at the QCFAPC

After teaching at our community of Quail Creek's Fine Art Painting Club, I was invited to create a display of my work in the art center.

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Terry's display at QCFAPC
Terry's display at QCFAPC

This was the first larger display of my work since I moved out of my studio in the Georgetown area of Seattle in December 2019.

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Mixed Media fun
Mixed Media fun

I taught a series of 5 sessions of Mixed Media at the art center. I created the display to show a lot of the abundance of materials we used to have fun creating art.

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Gelli Print collage
Gelli Print collage

In our classes we created monoprints using a gelli plate. We then used the prints to make collage paintings.

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little cactus sunset collage
little cactus sunset collage

This is a small collage of gelli prints and acrylic paint, created during my Mixed Media course

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Zoom art classes were a new thing in 2020, brought on by "you-know-what"!  Live online classes created great opportunities for learning from great teachers around the globe.  And having this focus really helped my state of mind during such uncertain times and periods of isolation, not to mention 2 moves.

6 am Experimental Range
6 am Experimental Range

I took a landscape class from a Fran O'Neill, from in Australia. This painting is based on a photo I took in our neighborhood at 6:00 am.

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One of many color studies
One of many color studies

Sketchbook Study

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Joyride
Joyride

Digital sketch on iPad. My Procreate skills improved through a class I took and more practice.

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Sunflowers
Sunflowers

Acrylic on Paper. Limited palette study.

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Sketchbook
Sketchbook

Sketchbook Study and Class notes

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Chair
Chair

Sketchbook study

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Study
Study

Master study in Sketchbook

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Hands 1
Hands 1

Sketchbook Study

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Hands 2
Hands 2

Sketchbook Study

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Hand 3
Hand 3

Digital sketch on iPad

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Hand 4
Hand 4

Digital sketch on iPad

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