Last Tuesday I painted at Bridge Gardens in Bridgehampton with the PALS group of plein air painters. The garden is about an hour's drive from here and the weather did not look good...but we went anyway. It was extremely humid and misting. When we arrived at the gardens which are part of the Nature Conservancy I decided I would sit in my beach chair to paint. That way I could attach my beach umbrella to the arm of the chair and be semi sheltered. It worked for the most part, but there wasn't anything that helped make the paper dry. LOL Luckily I worked on 5 x 7 paper so it wasn't too bad.
Next I went up the hill and sketched under the wisteria arbor next to the house. I was using my accordion sketchbook that I made (from Cathy Johnson's video) and that paper sopped up the moisture even more if that is possible. I was working in watercolors and ink but the paper ended up being too damp to use the pen until it dried completely. I did most of the watercolor work at the garden and when the paper finally dried (hours later) I went back in with the pen.