Outdoor Painting Challenge 2015

Family time at the Outdoor Painting Challenge

This was the first year that I was able to participate in the Opus Outdoor Painting Challenge in Victoria.

It landed on Mothers Day this year and I thought that might be an obstacle until a light bulb went on “Ask Mom to do it with me!” and fortuitously my daughter asked to come along as well. Best ask my sister too.

✔ relax and indulge yourself with art

✔ pay attention to Mom

✔ spend time with daughter

✔girl-time quartet

Pray for dry weather and . . . what am I missing?

. . .  That’s it – all the men in the family.

But aren’t we lucky? They have volunteered to make a full – on dinner for us! Excellent, the day is coming together. 👸

The Artists gather with their blank canvases upplied by Opus for the Outdoor Painting Challenge.
The Artists gather with their blank canvases supplied by Opus for the Outdoor Painting Challenge.

An Ideal Location on the Waterfront

We checked in later than planned , armed late ourselves with cups of tea and settled in to enjoy the day on the dock outside Canoe Brewpub.

 

The seaside view of the Canoe Brewpub.
The seaside view of the Canoe Brewpub.

I decided for a bit of a challenge this time out to use only a sepia toned ink (also seen in this post) in both my technical pens and in washes applied by brush.

Beginning sketch of Canoe Brewpub
Beginning sketch of Canoe Brewpub

I was slow to get going with the distractions of conversations and helping the other ladies set up their equipment.

My mother the artist on the dock.
My mother the artist on the dock.
My sister painting her heart out.
My sister painting her heart out.

The hours flew by with chatting, food and gorgeous weather.

Mother and daughter working side by side.
Mother and daughter working side by side.
My sketch by lunch time.
My sketch by lunch time.

 

My finished painting. Done with India ink, 9" x 12".
My finished painting. Done with India ink, 9″ x 12″.

 

To view photos of other people’s work for the day check Opus’s facebook album here

and also the winner for Victoria BC, Peter Loebel

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