Painting by the Lake

 Yesterday I painted by the lake! It was sunny,72 degrees, and gorgeous- perfect for some plein air painting!

Utah Lake Watercolor Paintings by Elise Engh

I live very close to Utah Lake and this amazing spot is only a 10 minute drive from my house!  Usually I get busy and don't take the time to get outdoors with my paints, but I need to do it more often. It's good for the soul. 

Plein Air Painting

For my outdoor paintings, I tape down watercolor paper to left-over painting pad backs.  The stiff cardboard is perfect for this.  I cut down an 11x15 inch board and tape paper onto each side.  I keep the cover of the pad on so that it can cover one of my paintings while I'm working on the other side- genius!

Utah Lake Watercolor Painting by Elise Engh


  1. Beautiful!! Would love to see a tutorial for your landscape watercolor, both paintings are beautiful!

    1. Thanks Tami! Yes, I need to do a landscape tutorial one day- thanks for the suggestion!


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