plein air painting
I have been painting plein air this spring while the kids take horseback riding lessons. Plein air painting means painting outside. It's a French term that we have adopted (mutilated) into English. Their horseback riding lessons are at such a gorgeous location and I have an entire hour to myself! I bring my tiny watercolor set, just one brush, and a little cup.
The kids learn assertiveness, they gain self-confidence, and they have so much fun. Meanwhile, I get my painting time in. It's truly win-win.