Paint or draw outside with friends! Bring an easel or your sketch book. Share the enjoyment! Be out in all seasons. Meet people who love art and love to paint/draw outdoors.

En Plein Air means "in the open air" (French), and is particularly used to describe the act of painting outdoors (compliments wikipedia).

Most of our Meetups take place in Washington D.C., Montgomery County, or northern Virginia.

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    Laurence P. Laurence P. joined
    3 days ago
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    4 days ago
  • New Photo Comment
    Nancy Nancy commented on a photo
    6 days ago

    "Your colorful abstractions are as usual always interesting. I like your two different versions of the same point of view of Lake Needwood, especially the variety of shapes in this one."

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    Steve M. added 2 new photos to Paint at Lake Needwood
    6 days ago
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    Steve M. Steve M. commented on a photo
    6 days ago

    "Nice watercolor!"

  • New Member
    Rey Rey joined
    September 23
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    Julie S. Julie S. joined
    September 21
  • New Photo Comment
    Nancy Nancy commented on a photo
    September 21

    "Nice painting - your colors are rich and vibrant! Hope we can make it back to the lake again when fall colors are out."

  • New Member
    Peter R. Peter R. joined
    September 20
  • New comment
    Kai Kai commented on Paint at Lake Needwood
    September 19

    "Thanks for organizing this event, Nancy. We had fun of painting and enjoyed the time. See you guys next time."

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