Tuesday, November 23, 2010

A Plein Air Study


I went for a walk the other day at the local park which has a lovely creek running through it all year round and was so inspired by what I saw that I rushed home for my paint box (the one that I didn't forget at Jan's place in Langenburg) and painted this scene. I love sitting by water and painting as it is a very meditative practice for me, as I am sure it is for a great many other people. I am thinking of my friend James Dean from The Pas, Mb who used to accompany me on painting trips to places such as Mistik Creek and the Grassy River near Snow Lake, Mb. Wellington Creek is no match for those places but it does have that special something.

3 comments:

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Hanny said...

I really liked this one. As I look at it, the whole scene of the water, rocks and trees unfolds like flower pedals, and I get a very 'real' image or feeling from it. Nice work!

Darrell Baschak said...

Thank you Hanny. Yes this little creek has become quite special to me, it has many moods.