Plein Air

PleinAirComeOnInCome On In! 20x20 acrylic began on this year's final outing of the Manotick Art Association's Plein Air Painting Group. On that day I set up my easel facing the Code Building in downtown Perth with the sun warming my back; drawn there by a compelling vision of the warm respite offered through the inviting doors of the Fiddleheads Restaurant. The other 12 or so MAA and OWS artists that turned out, set up in Stewart Park near by to paint and sketch other subjects. At noon we gathered by the magnificent Big Ben Memorial Statue to admire each other's work of the day before proceeding to the comforts of lunch within.

The MAA Plein Air Painting Group met every Thursday morning from June to September at preselected spots around Manotick and area, travelling as far as Upper Canada Village near Prescott. Despite the rainy weather, we were only rained out once.

Thanks to everyone that ventured out this season and to Gary Blake and Anne Robinson who assisted. Hopefully we will all be back next year.
Charlie Spratt


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