Rain Lake : Day 6 after dinner

Last on my easel during our camping trip to Rain Lake in Algonquin Park this summer… 12×12 acrylic study of the view to the west of the cabin. I painted it on a canvas I had primed with blue, and I had used that canvas to wipe off excess paint… giving it interesting texture and…

Rain Lake : Day 6 watercolour

Before I started working on the acrylic painting affectionately called “Before Breakie,” I did a little watercolour study of the same scene.

Rain Lake : Day 6 before breakie

On my easel the sixth day day in Algonquin Park on Rain Lake… a last 12×12 acrylic study of the view. Painted on a canvas I had primed with purple, you can see the flecks of purple colours poking through.

Rain Lake : Day 5 hello loon

On my easel the fifth day day in Algonquin Park on Rain Lake… did another 12×12 acrylic study of the view. Painted on a canvas I had primed with a bright colour, then used up old bits of paint on to give it some more texture and colour before painting the landscape on top. You…

Rain Lake : Day 4 fog

So this was the view from our cabin at 7:30am… fog! Day 4 in Rain Lake, Algonquin Park. I was meant to paddle out with my daughters to the landing in time to meet friends… but decided to delay until the fog lifted a little instead of paddling blind. I could see about 30m out,…

Rain Lake : Day 3 watercolour

Before I started the acrylic I did a little watercolour study of the same scene, as with it being overcast and early morning, everything was quite blue and cool tones. Was our “worst weather,” a few scattered showers which drove us inside to play cards for a couple hours. A welcome rest after the big…

Rain Lake : Day 3 rain and me

On my easel the third day day in Algonquin Park on Rain Lake… did a quick 12×12 acrylic study of the view. Painted on a cool underpainting, working from dark to light. I was just about finished when the clouds opened up and started raining on me. There was nothing I could do about the…

Rain Lake : Day 2

Our second day in Algonquin Park on Rain Lake, was another smooth, glassy day on the water. I did a couple studies of the landscape, and finished up one I started the night before of the scrubby plants along the shore. (Yes those are red leaves, autumn is coming!) After breakfast we did a portage…

Rain Lake : Day 1

Just returned from a beautiful week in Rain Lake, Algonquin Park… the weather was the best we have ever had. Still, glassy water. Any breeze was at our backs most times we paddled. Was a 4km paddle to our cabin with two canoes. Took a lot of photos, and had some gorgeous mornings painting outside….

Rain Lake no.7 painting en plein air

Was a gorgeous day today, so went into The Park with my hubby and kids. Have wanted to paint en plein air at Algonquin for ages, so nice to have a go! Was a bit breezy on Rain Lake which made paddling in and holding still to paint quite challenging! While there I painted a…