Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Tidnish Dock - plein air

Today was a wonderful sunny and clear day, and I joined some other painters from the Tidnish Art Gallery to go plein air painting. Diana, the organizer, decided we should go to the Tidnish Dock Provincial Picnic Park. That was an awesome choice in my mind. I totally love that park and have always felt its views were very paintable.

The sun was pretty hot though, so I wanted to set up somewhere that was in shade. Of course the view I really wanted to paint was only accessible if you sat out in direct sunlight! Two of our group, Melanie and Don, decided to brave the sun so that they could paint that view. But I sat under the shade of a big tree and faced the opposite direction. So the above is what I came up with from that viewpoint. My usual 9x12 Art Spectrum. Funny how you see things when the painting is online that you don't see in real life. The bushes above look too perfectly rounded and curved, as if someone had gone over them with a hedge clipper. Yet I didn't notice that at all onsite! LOL. Well that's easily fixable.

It's always fun to paint with a group, though. So it was nice to be out and about with Diana, Melanie and Don. We may do it again, and Diana is thinking next time we might try the marshes at Baie Verte - another favorite location of mine!

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