Posts Tagged ‘Fridays in the Park’

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Beloit – Edge of the Rock – Friday

June 24, 2013
I Was Told There Would be People Here; Oil on Canvas Panel 9" x 12"

I Was Told There Would be People Here; Oil on Canvas Panel 9″ x 12″

First day painting at The Edge of the Rock Plein Air Competition. The weather report said partly cloudy. It was raining. Not hard, but a steady drizzle.

After getting my canvases stamped, I inquired about the Fridays in the Park weekly event. The folks said that the event was still a weekly event with lots of people. I ventured over to the corner and found an advantageous location. My plan was to get as much of the basic framework in place and add the people and vendors during the noon hour activities.

I worked on the painting and was happy with my progress. As noon approached, I realized that I heard noise, but nobody was around the park. Turns out that due to some construction, the activities were temporarily moved from the park, to the plaza right around the corner from me. Thus the title of this first painting.

After finishing this now boring painting, I had my lunch while enjoying this weeks entertainment then ventured over to the Beloit College campus to find another scene to paint – no people necessary for this work.

Shadows at Chapin; Oil on Canvas Panel 9" x 12"

Shadows at Chapin; Oil on Canvas Panel 9″ x 12″