Saturday, May 8, 2010
Penticton En Plein Aire: Elephant Island Winery
Last year I painted the view from God's Mountain (here it is). I know that I'm more comfy (and have more fun) staying on the sketchbook side of art. I couldn't quite see putting a sketchbook in the show or having one go at auction, so I thought I'd do the next best thing and make my piece like a one page sketchbook adventure. It was a gorgeous day. My location was Elephant Island; a place I've painted before. There were lots of good views to choose from. I drove by there the other day and scouted locations; did a preliminary line drawing, so all I had to do today was paint. This colouring book concept is like a weed, invading everything I'm doing!
Here's the line drawing:
I may make some adjustments to the painting before I hand it over. The bottom garden sketch looks a bit blotchy, but I think I'll just live with it for a couple of days first; look at it with fresh eyes when we get back from Vancouver.