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Paint out Feb 11th – Ojibway

Like usual, Monday’s weather is unpredictable. I’ve chosen Ojibway again this week because it offers good painting opportunities with shelter close at hand. It maybe a cold and windy day which could be a problem. I will attend, and if we find it’s not a good day maybe we can all go for coffee instead.
There is access to washrooms after 10 a.m. We can also sketch inside. There are some great windows on the north side that look out at bird feeders.
NOTE: The park is large you may not see another artist if they have ventured into the woods. I set the time at 9:30, but you may come earlier or later. However, don’t feel you have to wait in the parking lot for other artists to arrive.
SUGGESTIONS
Dress warm
Snack & Water
Camera
folding chair
Plein Air easel or pochade box
Drawing board
Paint and drawing supplies
I don’t know if we can sketch inside until we get there, so don’t count on being able to do that. If there are school tours they do scavenger hunts inside the nature centre. Tours make painting inside near impossible.
If we can sketch indoors there are some restrictions.  No”trip hazards.” Therefore, no easels or equipment on the floor. You can bring in a chair to sit on. They do have a sitting area that looks out at bird feeders, a pond, and the woods. If you are painting inside the Nature Centre, we suggest that you treat this as a sketching opportunity. Bring sketchbooks, coloured pencils, watercolour pencils, and anything that you can safely confine to your lap.
Of course, if you wish to work outside you may bring all your gear. The washrooms are available.
Here is a link to Google Map for directions: http://goo.gl/maps/aGRHM
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Paint out Feb 4th is a GO!

There maybe some fog, but fog is interesting. First make sure it is safe to drive. Snow will probably be gone, and there maybe mud, but paths are groomed.
There is access to washrooms after 10 a.m. We can also sketch inside. There are some great windows on the north side that look out at bird feeders.
NOTE: The park is large you may not see another artist if they have ventured into the woods. I set the time at 9:30, but you may come earlier or later. However, don’t feel you have to wait in the parking lot for other artists to arrive.
SUGGESTIONS
Dress warm
Snack & Water
Camera
folding chair
Plein Air easel or pochade box
Drawing board
Paint and drawing supplies
I don’t know if we can sketch inside until we get there, so don’t count on being able to do that. If there are school tours they do scavenger hunts inside the nature centre. Tours make painting inside near impossible.
If we can sketch indoors there are some restrictions.  No”trip hazards.” Therefore, no easels or equipment on the floor. You can bring in a chair to sit on. They do have a sitting area that looks out at bird feeders, a pond, and the woods. If you are painting inside the Nature Centre, we suggest that you treat this as a sketching opportunity. Bring sketchbooks, coloured pencils, watercolour pencils, and anything that you can safely confine to your lap.
Of course, if you wish to work outside you may bring all your gear. The washrooms are available.
Here is a link to Google Map for directions: http://goo.gl/maps/aGRHM

Jan 21st B’fast at Danielle’s and Paint at Ann’s

Danielle’s Restaurant 8:30 a.m.

First meet for breakfast at Danielle’s Restaurant in Harrow.
357 Queen St Harrow On N0R 1G0

Please Breakfast RSVP: email PaintPleinAir @ gmail.com (no spaces)

CONTACT:  I won’t put my phone number online, but if you email me I will give it to you.

Google link for directions to Danielle’s Restaurant. https://goo.gl/maps/h8xviaKxsgE2

10:00 a.m. Ann Ducharm’s

Then meet at Ann Ducharm’s for painting cold or warm! Outside or in!
Directions: Via Howard Ave: https://goo.gl/maps/AKB2VbfpxdB2
Via Walker Rd: https://goo.gl/maps/ywZAN3WGZFt

A special thanks to Ann Ducharme, for the invite to her lovely property. This beautiful wooded landscaped ravine will remind you of a fairy land.

Weather: http://www.timeanddate.com/weather/canada/windsor/hourly

Anne’s Address:
273-293 Essex County Rd 50, Harrow, ON N0R 1G0

NOTE: give yourself time this is at least a 40 min drive from Windsor. Hopefully the roads are clear, but allow for bad weather when you time your drive.

SUGGESTIONS ON WHAT TO BRING
Dress like you are going tobogganing!
Camera (cell phone is a good choice)
Folding chair Note: In cold weather, keep your body warm by moving. It is safer to stand.
Plein Air easel and/or
Plein air pochade box
Drawing board
Paint and drawing supplies of your choice

We are looking forward to seeing you Monday.