Sunday, September 23, 2007

Maritime Sketches (1)

I had a bit of time this afternoon to do a couple of small sketches from the reference photos I took last week. These are nothing more than studies. As you can see, I have some work to do in figuring out how to get that lovely gray in the maritime skies!

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Peggy's Cove

I spent some time in Halifax on business and got a free day to go sight seeing last Saturday. It was rainy and overcast all day, but it was the perfect setting to go see the coves and fishing towns on the southern east coast of the island. We made it from Halifax to Lunenburg passing, of course, through Peggy's Cove.
I couldn't paint at all. It was wet, windy and just not the weather to bring out paper and try to do anything with it except fly it! I did, however, get a lot of reference photos and made a lot of mental notes which I will translate into sketches and paintings soon I hope.

The place that I was most drawn to in the day trip was Mahone Bay. An absolute dream like location for painting. I wonder if I were to arrange a group painting trip to Halifax sometime next summer what would be the response? We would need at least a dozen people to make it worth while and get good discounts. Any takers out there??
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