Friday, 4 July 2014

The joys "en plein air"

After all the hard work and toil of life, taking a few minutes or hours to paint a scene is such a luxury. How lucky to have reached this time, when I can choose to do what I love most, be totally immersed in a location, to absorb the flocks of birds, insects suiciding in  my paint, the sounds of the place, to decide where and how I want to create this painting. See the whirring of the brain, as I decide masses of issues when applying paint to board, once the view is selected... will this great mental exercise be enough to keep dementia at bay?
Latest trip was to Griffith, a great view of the canal on a glorious clear day...what a treat!                                                                         

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