or so I thought while driving through Marietta Square on a crisp January morning. Below freezing weather, water in the fountain starting to stiffen . But a dedicated group of water color artists were gathered around local instructor Shane McDonald, a frosty mist around their easels, armed with ear-muffs and Bean-boots, paint brush in one gloved-hand and hot coffee in the other, ungloved. I had not heard of plein air painting before. But here they were, calling my eye to some of those attractive scenes on the Square.
So I returned (but on a much warmer winter morn) to sketch what I had previously passed by. Here are a few of those winter scenes with more to follow in the Spring.