Thursday, July 24, 2014

Diary of a Plein Air Painter #27

Cheery Hello!

It has been awhile since I posted to this blog. So much has happened in my life since my last post! In June I retired from teaching elementary school after 32 years of service. Soooo I am now a full time artist! WooHoo! You will definitely be hearing more from me in the near future. I thought I would begin posting again with a "Plein Air Diary" post.  I am really enjoying being back out on location!
On another note I started an inspirational blog titled "Small Pauses" that you can view here. Please feel free to share your own Small Pauses. Be sure to sign up for my free Ezine, which will be sent out more frequently as well. I hope life is being kind to you. Thanks for sharing this artistic journey with me!


Dancing About, 4x4in. Oil on linen/board.
Painted En Plein Air in Powell's Pt. Park, Nova Scotia.

This painting Sold before it left my easel!

Dancing About

"Wild rose bushes dance merrily in a warm summer breeze."

Debbie Lamey-MacDonald 

Saturday, July 12, 2014
Powell's Pt. Park, Nova Scotia.

10:45-12:00 p.m.

Oh, how I missed painting on location. Life's responsibilities and happenings have kept me away too long. It was a pleasure to be immersed in nature once again today. 

I returned to Powell's Pt. Park, one of my favorite locations to paint. I was thrilled to discover that the wild rose bushes were in full bloom. I scouted about looking at various clumps of roses. I love how both light and shadow make them come alive. 

After much debate, I finally decided upon a section of rose bushes that caught my eye. They danced merrily in a light breeze. A beautiful view of the ocean gave my eyes an enjoyable break as I painted. 

Luckily, I found a cozy shaded spot to sit while I painted. Nature hummed and bustled around me. Visitors came to walk their dogs and I enjoyed little chats with them. It is always so interesting to meet new people and hear their stories.

I decided to make a miniature painting as the light was beginning to change due to all my little conversations with visitors. I had a really enjoyable session and look forward to my return soon.


P.S. I had a lovely conversation with a lady who was walking her two dogs. At one point in our talk, we discussed how important it was to find a creative outlet that eased the stress of everyday living. I feel very grateful for my art and nature!

P.P.S I also met a sweet young lady who just moved to our area from British Columbia. She came to work as a nurse at our local hospital. A profession I have great respect for. When you have an ill family member, their kindness is so appreciated!

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