Friday, July 8, 2011

Plein Air at Racehorse Creek

In this week of magnificent summer weather our usual mid week R-Podding opportunity was sandwiched by fun times with departing and arriving guests.  To try and squeeze in some camping would have been ridiculous.  So instead, on Wednesday, we took a day trip through The Gap where The Old Man River cuts through the eastern range of the Rockies and went to play in the Alberta Forestry Reserve.  Here we had a picnic lunch followed by idyllic hours of soothing pleasure along one of the three creeks in the immediate vicinity.  When we found this spot, last year, I fell in love with it and have longed to go back ever since.

While I painted, he fished; what a richly beautiful place it is and such glorious ways to spend an afternoon.
It's been over a year since I worked en plein air.  Here is the fruit of my labour ... bugs, caught in the wet paint, and all.  I've learned (the hard way) how to best get rid of these critters.  Wait until until the paint is dry; they brush off with ease then!

Racehorse Creek   oil   9" x 12"   

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1 comment:

  1. Very nice and atmospheric. Congratulations!