Return to Ojibway Park Dec. 8th

Great times painting with wonderful friends.

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Monday Return to Ojibway Park Dec. 8th 10 A.M. until ?

Returning to Ojibway again staying close to Windsor. It’s getting pretty cold, so I’ve scheduled Ojibway again, because I know we can get warm, and have access to washrooms. With winter and holidays upon us we are all busy, so things may slow down a bit. I will continue to look for locations where we can paint inside as well as out. I’ve contacted a few places, but I’m not satisfied yet. I’m also waiting for some calls to be returned.
Time: 10:00 A.M. until ?

Image:  John R Park Homestead during polar vortex March 2014.

Things to know about Ojibway:
Painting at Ojibway always means no matter the weather we can run for cover in the Nature Centre.  You can also sketch indoors if there are no tours.  There are some restrictions,  there must be no “trip hazards.” Therefore, no easels or equipment on the floor. You can bring in a chair to sit on.  We suggest that you treat this as a sketching opportunity rather than a full fledged painting event. Bring sketchbooks, coloured pencils, watercolour pencils, and anything that you can safely confine to your lap.  They do have a sitting area that looks out at bird feeders, a pond, and the woods.

Of course, if you wish to work outside you may bring all your gear. The washrooms are available.  Painting outside at Ojibway is always so exciting.  You will most likely see deer.  Last time out I had a chickadee come visit me and sat on my easel.   This also happened to another member last winter.  It does not get better than that.  If you paint in the woods you will usually be sheltered from the wind.

Here is a link to Google Map for directions:

I’m open to suggestions for other rain friendly locations where there is painting potential. Keep in mind that we can not schedule private property without express permission.  I am looking at some other wineries who might host us as well.

We look forward to seeing you Monday.

(Tailor this list to suit your needs.)

For your personal comfort:
It’s getting cold dress warmer!

  • Ear Muffs
  • Neck Scarf
  • Winter Hat
  • Gloves
  • Warm socks
  • Warm shoes or Boots
  • Warm wind proof coat
  • Hand and toe warmers.
  • Snack & Water

For the sake of art:

  • Camera
  • folding chair
  • Plein Air easel
  • Plein air pochade box
  • Drawing board
  • Plein Air umbrella (or look for shade which may not be available.)
  • Paint and drawing supplies of your choice

Your drawing supplies can be as little as a pencil, pad and sharpener or as elaborate as a full french easel box of oils and canvases. If you are just starting out, we suggest starting small.

If you need a ride please contact Elizabeth at 519-977-5687 before the day of the event and we shall see if there is someone who can pick you up on their way to the location.

Note:  If we are going out of town a car pool will always be an option.  A tip to the driver for gas is appreciated, but not expected.

Emergency Contact information:
Emergency contact person day of event only, is Elizabeth Gaye MacDonald’s cell phone.  519-564-4361  This phone is only answered when I am out on location, it does not have call display or take messages.  If I don’t answer try again.  I may be driving or not have heard your call.

General contact information:
Email for more information.
For all other phone inquiries please call Elizabeth Gaye MacDonald at home at 519-977-5687

If you need a ride please be sure to contact us by email by Sunday.


2 responses to “Return to Ojibway Park Dec. 8th

  1. Enjoy the warmth Bobbi. This was last March at John R Park Homestead. It was the coldest we ever worked outdoors. I had to use pencils that day.

  2. This photo makes me shiver just looking at it. You get full marks for rugged bravery. We escaped the winter at home and landed yesterday in Buenos Aires, it about 28 here today. Stay warm and happy painting, Bobbi