Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Painting in Portinscale

A watercolour study of the wild flowers under Latrigg seen from Portinscale. We enjoyed a couple of hours painting in sunshine among the long grasses and Wild flowers. Studying the pink flowers, cow parsley  and long grasses, everyone painted a delightful scene.

Making our way happily towards the launch, I did wonder at the strong gusty wind. After an exciting sail down the lake we unloaded at Hawes End with paints and paper at the ready. Strong gusts blowing, we found a shelted spot looking towards Blencathra. Sketches were applied, with the fells apearing paler and grey clouds getting darker above. It was only time, rain would arrive, but everyone was prepared Umbrellas at the ready we Artists would not fail! But after a little while when the boat was sighted we quickly made our way back to the jetty.

Strong gales and rain, perfect August weather

All was not lost, Coffee was served and a demonstration using just three primary colours.
So tomorrow I wonder what inspiration we will find in the magical Lake District.

1 comment:

Sharon Whitley said...

wonderful - I'd love to join you sometime, have just got back from Snowdonia and did my first bit of plein air painting there, off to the Lakes this weekend for my friend's final Wainwright on Haystacks but don't think I'll get any painting done!