The Pinelands Preservation Alliance has graciously let us meet at their location for Plein Air. This is a great spot as it is also the location of Rancocas Creek Farm which is adjacent to the Pinelands headquarters. There are many beautiful spots to paint around the property and a lot of interesting facts regarding the Rancocas Creek Farm. It is worth the trip!
“The Pinelands Preservation Alliance (PPA) has been working to protect the Pinelands since
1989 as the only nonprofit organization devoted specifically to New Jersey’s Pinelands. PPA’s
focus on the Pinelands is essential, because the ecology and environmental laws of the Pinelands are unique. The most important measure of our success is that vast forests still exist for people to enjoy, to cleanse our water supply, and to provide habitat in which native plants and wildlife can thrive.” (pinelandsalliance.org)
Keep in mind that this is an eco minded Plein Air group, anything you bring in must be brought back with you. No disposing of solvents or paint water on the premises.
Bring containers, and plastic bags to store paint waste and dispose of them properly at home.
Plein Air in Pine Air !
Wells Mill County Park
905 Wells Mills Rd, Waretown, NJ 08758
Photos are from our PSAA Plein Air at Wells Mill County Park on Tuesday 11/10. Not exactly sure how many members were there but can confirm that Suzi Hoffman, Tom Troyano, Margaret Hartwell, Leslie Williams and Paul Hartelius were there. It was a gorgeous, warm fall day with clear skies, and some color still in trees next to the reservoir. Most of the morning was spent catching up with the members, some painting/sketching, lots of photography and a short hike on a trail or two. All in all, a great outing !
That’s Tom Troyano in the hat and blue t-shirt; Margaret Hartwell has the striped pattern shirt, hat and a camera around her neck; Suzi Hoffman is wearing a black sweater sitting chatting with Tom on the left standing, Leslie sitting next to him, and Margaret is on far right.
Photos by Paul Hartelius
The ink and watercolor sketch was done by Paul Hartelius