I’ve spent the past week or so doing plein air watercolor painting every day. It requires huge patience and practice, and I’m a bit out of practice. All you wonderful artists out there who do this regularly, hats off to you all! I feel really humble. I am going to post some pics of what I’ve done, mostly for my own record in a separate post.
Sitting in this gorgeous early spring weather with no bugs is fabulous. Living in a place as gorgeous as Cape Breton means I can drive 5 or 10 minutes, or even take a walk, or just stay on my own property to find spectacular views.
Yesterday, I drove ten minutes and sat down year the Barrachois River to do a painting. While there, two beautiful ducks landed up the river not far from the bridge, and floated their way down to very near me where I caught these pictures. I’ve never seen ducks like this before. I’ll have to look them up. If anyone knows what they are, please let me know.
Here is the picture I painted while sitting there. It doesn’t meet my mental standard, still, this is the way it turned out and I learn from everything I do.