Tag Archives: Outdoors

Paint/Sketch Out – Blue Heron Lake, Windsor

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MONDAY November 20th  9:30 until 1:00

Blue Heron Lake also known as East Riverside Park is just East of Banwell Road on Little River Blvd.
Free Parking across the street just north of the lake in the Cora Greenwood Parking Lot
Link to Google Map http://goo.gl/maps/jAJ4c
Start time about 9:30 am (you may come earlier or later).
Please keep an eye on the weather.
Dress in layers the weather is unpredictable!
Other things to consider. A folding chair, cushion or yoga mat if you wish to sit on the ground.
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.
Hope you all take advantage of the best studio in the world, the great outdoors!

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Paint Out Monday Ojibway Park Nov 13th

Start time:  between 9:30 & 10:00

Here is a link to Google Map for directions: http://goo.gl/maps/aGRHM

FINDING ARTISTS
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

 

Inside

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.

or outside

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.

We look forward to seeing you Monday.

SUGGESTIONS ON WHAT TO BRING
(Tailor this list to suit your needs.)

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

  • Neck Scarf
  • Warm Hat
  • Ear protection
  • 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
  • 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.

Paint Out East Malden Park – Pond Side

Paint Out Malden Park

EAST side Malden Road entrance

This is the side where the ponds are located.

Monday November 6th
Suggested time is: 9:30 – 10 am  until ?
Sunday night we are due for a deluge, but it should clear for Monday morning.  Dress warmly, the weather is changing.
http://www.timeanddate.com/weather/canada/windsor/hourly

There are many picnic tables and benches available.

The Malden Park Visitor Centre has washrooms, but I’m not sure if they are open yet.  However, Tim Hortons is one block away on Huron Church.

Link to Google Map https://goo.gl/maps/eybEJ

THINGS TO CONSIDER and WHAT TO BRING

The weather is unpredictable, so you may need earmuffs, gloves, hat with a brim so the sun does not hurt your view.  This time of year I use a baseball type cap. Dress in layers.

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.

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 PaintPleinAir@gmail.com for more information.
For all other phone inquiries please call Elizabeth Gaye MacDonald at home at 519-977-5687