Many people are afraid to draw or paint, indoors or outdoors, mostly because they are afraid they don’t know how. Wouldn’t the world be a nicer place if everyone could just have fun with their creativity and not judge the results so much? Anyway, I encourage you to take a notebook or sketchbook outside this summer and have a little fun with some pencils, colored pencils, paints, whatever. Never mind what it looks like. Enjoy the process.
Hang out with a friend while you paint. It’s a different way to spend time together and many people, no matter what their ability level is, find this to be very relaxing.
Bring a kid along. Kids love to draw and paint and you don’t need anything fancy. Use a sketchbook or just clip some blank copy paper to a clipboard that makes it easy to walk around and find cool stuff to draw because you have your “table” with you.
If you feel uncomfortable going out by yourself, check out my summer schedule. Beginners are always welcome and the full schedule is on my Cape Cod Art and Nature website.