Monday, July 06, 2009

South Shore

My sister Amy and I kept thinking maybe we could try some plein air painting here in New Brunswick, but the weather is so variable. So far it has rained every single day, though no yet today - though there are plenty of threatening clouds. It's quite chilly too, for July. Last night I needed a second blanket on my bed, and today I'm wearing a thick flannel shirt.

None of those would be a real show-stopper though. I'd rather be in the cool than the heat. But the *real* show-stopper is **MOSQUITOES**. I cannot be outside more than 5 minutes without being bitten at least a dozen times. The mosquitoes are everywhere and regard me as a huge buffet feast.

So much for the theory proposed by several authors and bloggers that I follow who claim that if you don't eat sugar you are left alone by the mosquitoes. I've been sugar-free for 6 months now and they love me more than ever, whereas my sugar-eating sister is barely touched by them.

Anyway, yesterday the sun came out for about 10-20 minutes and I ran around taking a few photos, just for a chance to get some with some blue sky. It may be my only chance, LOL. So instead of plein air I did this painting in the bug-free farm shed using one of the photos I took yesterday as a reference.

Probably not quite an hour on this one, done on my usual 9x12 Art Spectrum.

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