En Plein Aire

“Lightkeeper’s House, Georgina Point, Mayne Island” began as a plein air (in the open air) painting. I was staying on the island for a few days with a friend who also is a student of mine. We wanted to do some sketching and painting outdoors and managed to fit in a couple of painting sessions and a sketching session. 

The weather was quite sunny and this particular day also quite hot. As the sun rose higher the shadows naturally were constantly changing. I took a photograph of the house just after I began so I would have a reference photo to work from later and spent the rest of the time working on shapes and colours.


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