Winnipeg Plein Air

I just spent a week in Winnipeg visiting family for Christmas.  I managed to get out of just a couple of hours to try to do some painting.  The top image of the River Walk along the Assiniboine River was done when I actually walked along the river.  Unfortunately, it was  below zero and the water froze before I could do anything so I had to finish it indoors.  The other two were done from the car in the North End.

What was the most interesting part of this effort was trying to adapt the painting process that I am teaching presently to these subjects. It was overcast both days and  there weren’t  any strong value contrasts or bright highlights.  I don’t find any of them to be a “good” painting  but as I look at them now I find them to be a very good record of the experience of being at those locations.

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