Saturday, July 30, 2011

"Elbow Falls Summer", 12 x 12" plein air oil painting

"Elbow Falls Summer", 12 x 12", plein air oil on gallery wrap canvas

I love going to Elbow Falls to paint -it is so peaceful there as the noise of any people around is blocked out by the sounds of the water rushing over the falls, which is just below this spot. Quite often I have been startled by someone standing over my shoulder watching me paint while I was in 'painting heaven'.

We are leaving in the morning for a month away from home! First we go to Toronto to visit Dave's family and then we are going with ALL of our four children to our family cottage on Big Hawk Lake, just south of Algonquin Park. The whole family hasn't been together at the cottage for so many years, it will be such a delight.

Then we are heading off to Colorado where I will be participating in Plein Air Rockies, my first plein air competition. It is being held in Estes Park, which is sort of like Banff is to me here. I am a bit nervous about the whole thing, but I have been assured it will be a blast. (send up some good prayers for me please??) I won't have internet access while we are at the cottage, but I will have in Estes Park, so I will be blogging again come the 20th of August. I am sure I will need your support :)

Until then, I hope you have a wonderful summer!!
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Virginia Floyd said...

This is lovely! I love how you used reds and purples for the darks in the trees. It is a beautiful contrast with the greens. And your greens are beautiful--love the mossy green of the bank. Have fun on your trip!!

Tim Robinson said...

Your plein-eir paintings are excellent.