This week’s paint out will be on the grounds of Willistead Manor. Are you up for a challenge? The Mansion will give you a run for your money. The grounds abound with mature trees, and meandering pathways. The mansion, coach and gate house are architectural delights to paint or sketch. If you can’t find enough subject matter on the grounds, then venture out into the surrounding Walkerville neighborhood that boasts beautiful homes and churches to paint as well.
1899 Niagara Street (at Kildare Street)
Willistead Manor is a 36-room mansion nestled within a 15-acre park, that offers great venue for weddings, receptions, meetings, and other special events.
It was built by Edward Chandler Walker, son of Hiram Walker in 1917. The manor’s Tudor-Jacobean architecture reflects 20th century ingenuity and the elegance of another era.
When I scheduled this, there was no snow or rain in the forecast. That may change come Monday, so please keep an eye on the weather.
- Food/water – We urge you to bring a sack lunch, and water.
- Protective clothing – It’s getting cold time to layer up. Don’t forget gloves, scarf and earmuffs.
- Art supplies – Your art 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.
We hope you all take advantage of the best studio in the world… The Great Outdoors.
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Monday November 5th 9:30 A.M. until Noon
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At Ojibway we may sketch indoors. Depending upon the weather you may paint indoors or out. However, we will not know if we can sketch inside until we get there, so don’t count on being able to do that. If there are tours we will be underfoot as sometimes they do scavenger hunts inside the nature centre.
There are some restrictions if you paint indoors. Please no trip hazards at your feet, no easels or equipment on the floor. You may bring in a chair to sit on. We suggest that you treat this as an indoor sketching opportunity. Bring sketchbooks, coloured pencils, watercolour pencils, and anything that you can safely confine to your lap. If you wish to work outside you may bring all your gear.
The washrooms are available after 10 a.m.
Link to the 24 hour weather watch site:
Camera / cell phone is a good choice
Plein Air easel
Plein air pochade box
Paint and drawing supplies of your choice
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Start time: between 9:30 & 10:00
Here is a link to Google Map for directions: http://goo.gl/maps/aGRHM
Painting at Ojibway always means no matter what the weather is 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 and not 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. I’ve had a chickadee come visit me and sit on my easel. Some people bring bird seed, and feed them out of their hand. It does not get better than that. If you paint in the woods you will usually be sheltered from the wind.
Note on cell phone messaging: Text message will go through to a cell phone, where Facebook Messenger may not. If you are communicating use text not everyone has a data plan.
If you have a cell phone you may want to exchange phone numbers with each other. Many times when we are at Ojibway it’s hard to find other artists because the park is big. We all don’t arrive at the same time. Having a cell phone to locate each other is a good idea. Email Elizabeth for her cell number at paintpleinair @ gmail dot com
We look forward to seeing you Monday.
SUGGESTIONS ON WHAT TO BRING
For your personal comfort:
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.
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