En Plein Air {From a Kayak}

Hi friends! I hope you are enjoying some summer travels,even if your traveling only consists of the nearest beach, park or hiking trails. Truth be told those are my favorite kind! I have been asked to be the guest designer at Mixed Media Monthly Challenge and travel is this month’s theme. I thought it was fitting to share this photo I took of a painting I did today from my Kayak. I decided to take a pick right away incase me or my painting fell in the drink LOL! It’s been known to happen. 🙂


We did some hiking yesterday and found a beautiful secret beach and a fantastic super high scary rope swing but alas I did not have my swimsuit so I did not partake but I am going to return. I had my paints with me but there was no time to sit and paint as the hike took longer than expected. But my sister showed me an amazing secret beach about 15 minutes from my hometown and I did take a fevered 7 minutes to paint this before my kids were toweled off and ready to get ice cream. I would have had plenty of time to paint but the water was so nice I had to jump in!


I typically share these quick sketches on Instagram and I don’t have tutorials for these but if you would like me to do a video on either of these just let me know in the comments below! Don’t forget to check out Mixed Media Monthly Challenge too, I am sponsoring them this month so you might win a seat in my Craftsy class, details are on their blog. I hope you are having an amazing summer and as always happy crafting!