Sunday, September 16, 2012

"Lake Louise" plein air oil painting by Sharon Lynn Williams

"Lake Louise", 9x12" plein air oil on board

This August I was thrilled to go on a painting journey to Jasper, AB with my good painting buddy and fabulous artist Patti Dyment. We have been talking about this trip for a long time and finally was able to make it happen. I did explain to Patti that as I was on crutches at the time, that she would have to act as a 'sherpa' for my gear, and she happily complied. We took my camper van which had room for both of us to have our own beds, so we were happy as clams, and about as cozy!

This is the first painting I did, sitting among the thousands of tourists. Get a load of my set-up with my cast! A little girl stopped by to ask me what I was painting -ever get that question? I asked her if it looked like anything around her and she said no. Her mother was very apologetic! The colour of the glacier fed waters of Lake Louise is just amazing and the water is very cold. There were tons of little red canoes out on the lake -I put one in and then took it out as I thought it was too distracting.


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1 comment:

vogel said...

Hi Sharon,

I've found your blog through Linda Wilder's blog and I love your plein air paintings! Great photo with your cast on, ha. Dedication indeed.

I'm looking at this photo of you and wondering about your set up. Looks like a tripod just beyond your easel - is the paintbox/brush holder on the tripod, or is it mounted over your easel? I'm curious because in my plein air forays I sometimes find that in positioning myself with a view I love, the light hits my canvas at an odd angle which makes painting difficult. If your paintbox/brush holder is indeed mounted over your easel, it seems a brilliant way to control the light hitting your canvas!