Blue cranesPosted: May 25, 2022
I missed launch day at the Pointe Claire Yacht Club, but it felt like a celebration this morning when I got down to the lake and saw the boats bobbing in the water. It is indeed the start of plein air painting season here in Montreal.
My sketching window was only about an hour, so I painted from the car instead of at my standing easel. That presented certain challenges. For example, it’s difficult to paint long straight lines (like the masts and the crane) when my work is on my lap, or balanced on the steering wheel. I just can’t get the arm motion right when I’m that cramped. Lesson learned, though. Tomorrow the easel is coming along with me. Painted on a pad of Arches CP, 140 lb, 10″ x 14″.