Monday, December 27, 2010

Spencer Creek, Dundas

6x8 oil on canvas panel-plein air
For some reason,  the idea of getting outside and painting has been lurking in my mind. Why I get the urge when it is -8 C  (about 17 F) outside I don't know. Perhaps its the anticipation of a new year and the need to try something new and hopefully learn something new. I did learn several things: buy wool socks and gloves, bring hot coffee, remember that the wind can blow things around, keep it simple. I'm not sure if I am happy with the result, but its rewarding to accomplish what I set out to do.
This little scene is of a creek that flows through Dundas, about 5 blocks from my house.


myra anderson said...

i'm proud of you. that's a brave thing to do in this weather. the result is wonderful!!

Unknown said...

Happy Holidays Catherine! I've been going back and fawning over your past paintings. Thanks for posting about Richard Schmid's book. I'll have to check my library.

The Clearing for Coffee painting is one of my favorite subjects [diners, winter scenes] that you do so well. I'm glad it's off to a good start on ebay!