Monday, August 17, 2015

Saturday Plein Air - Whetstone Prairie

This week I declined to go with the group up north at a venue about 1 1/2 hrs away, and asked a couple of the gals to paint locally with me. We decided on the prairie in Whetstone park in Clintonville. We arrived mid-morning and found they had closed off the PUBLIC park for a hot-rod show! Two of us begged our way in but the third gal was denied! BLAH.

We setup among the tall wild flowers. I picked this view of one of the pathways.
The shadows were coming and going the short time I painted.
I was painting on another Richeson Gesso Board in the grey color, which is still visible in the lower half of this shot:

I re-painted the shadows over and over....

Finally about noon, I was getting over-heated and didn't want to get sloppy, so I quit.
Whetstone Prairie, 8x10, oil on board

Our third painter who missed out, invited me to meet her for lunch. We ate at the Harvest Bar and Kitchen in Clintonville. GREAT food. Loved it. One of the best salads I've ever had - the Mean Green salad. Try it!!

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