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Edge of the Rock Plein Air Competition Day 4

June 16, 2012

Plein Air June 2 – East of Turtle Island: Oil on Canvas Panel 16″ x 12″

Edge of the Rock Day 4. Saturday morning and Helen decided to come with me. We got to the park a little after 9 and saw one other artist at work. We walked around so that I could show Helen some spots in the park and we settled in this area. It offered shade for me and some flower arrangements near by which were of interest to Helen. We were near the playground which offered some additional entertainment. Busy day at the park as a fishing tournament was also being held.

The painting was moving along when something happened. First to my hat, then my shirt,  my palette and eventually my painting. Red Winged Blackbirds were enjoying the berries from a nearby tree, then flying over to the branches above my set up and, well let’s just say that they were offering their opinion. Not extremely messy, but gross and an inconvenience. Stubborn artist. I moved my set up a bit and decided to tough it out. A few more incidences, but I think that I won out. Incidentally, all my clothes went into the wash that evening.

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