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Edge of the Rock Plein Air Competition – Day 5

June 19, 2012

Plein Air June 3 – Reflections at the Lagoon; Oil on Canvas Panel 11″ x 14″

Prepared to venture back up to Beloit. As I was finishing breakfast, I realized that Helen was preparing to go with me again. A nice surprise. We decided to bring Clawed with us.

We decided to go back to Riverside Park. As we made our way to the lagoon, I thought that there might be a good painting looking back to the boathouse. As I tried to figure my design, I decided this rather abstract version might be more interesting. A play with the reflections of trees rather than the trees themselves. I had a nice shaded spot alongside the main path. I encountered the occasional onlooker, but for the most part I was able to paint in peace. Helen found a bench nearby as well a some shade for Clawed.

Helen enjoyed a relaxing morning, Clawed enjoyed meeting a few children and a couple dogs, and I enjoyed creating this painting.

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