Coachella Valley
Watercolor Society

Field Mice, Plein Air, Outdoor Painting

Field Mice - Plein Air Painting Group

Field Mice Paint outs are in limbo until we see what unfolds this fall.

In the meantime, please continue to do your own plein air paintings as this will still be a category in the annual show.

Sue Ober



All members are welcome to join the Field Mice paint outs each Tuesday from 9AM to Noon. Come equipped to paint outside (chair, easel, hat, sunscreen etc.)  We typically bring a lunch or buy lunch at a local spot and display our paintings while we eat.  All locations are easily accessible and have nearby restrooms.

Sue Ober provides weekly directions by email.  If you’re not on the list, contact her at:

  • We paint from 9 to  11:30 or 12
  • Some painters arrive before 9 to get the lighting they prefer
  • We stay to share our work over lunch at noon
  • Search the web for more on the locations we visit.


Field Mice Chairperson

Sue Ober –

The Field Mice out doing their thing around the Valley

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There is something for everyone at the Coachella Valley Watercolor Society. From the camaraderie of our general meetings to instruction from world class demonstrators to getting outside and doing some plein air painting to honing your skill set with our life drawing classes; we’re confident you’ll find just what you’re looking for.