Occasional thoughts,reminiscences and ideas from the artist Darrell Baschak
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Eastend Plein Air
I discovered this 10 x 12 plein air oil painting in a closet in my studio just now. It was painted a few years ago down in Eastend and portrays the view from a hill overlooking Don's ranch, where we all stay when we are down there for our annual retreat on the July weekend. I had a call from my painting buddy Dean Bauche early last week inviting me to go down there and do some encaustic painting with him. Would have been nice but I had to be in attendance for our Art of Import Show and also in Regina for my wife. (she needed a chauffeur). The good thing is I got to see a wonderful exhibit of the Regina Five Painters, I was particularly taken with Art MacKays work. Canada's painters are severly under rated and should be getting alot more attention on the world stage. Funny thing happened when I walked into the Gallery, Danny Bauche yelled, "hey, I know that guy!" So we had a nice chat and I ended up spending time with Deans daughter instead of him. Funny how life is.