Scratchboard Plein Air Drawing

In the fall of 2023 I attended Fall Color Week in the Adirondacks, organized by Eric Rhoads and Plein Air Magazine. This is my third time at this fabulous event, one of my favorite weeks of the year where 100 artists draw and paint together for a week and stay at the same location. This year it took place on Saranac Lake in the Adirondacks. Usually I paint in oils for “plein air” (painting outside on location), but this year I decided to try my current favorite medium–scratchboard. At first I did the scene in both oils and scratchboard, and then I did a few where I spent most of the day on just the scratchboard. Here are some photos of locations and the scratchboards I did there. A few are available for sale in my Shops page, and a few will be available at Ceres Gallery in Portsmouth, NH. I will be offering more as I get a chance to do them!