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Sunday, April 03, 2016

Plein Air Oil Painting

I went to Birrarung Marr Park in city this morning, and set up my easel here. 

This is on Yarra River looking at Federation Square and St Paul's Cathedral. 
I forgot to take a photo, though. 

I spent about 3 hours. It was very busy with lots of people jogging and walking, but, not annoying. Also, there were many canoes on the river, that was nice. 

Oil on panel. 16 x 20 in. 

After lunch, I went to Fitzroy Gardens. There is a beautiful Conservatory and I've painted it before from the other side. 

This is from south side, and from where I set up my easel, it sits high up and the building looks awkward, testing my sense of perspective. 

Alas, I failed miserably this one. It looks as if it's about to collapse to the left. 
I didn't get vertical right.
I have to say, it was freezing and I wasn't able to concentrate, and was in such a rush that I didn't step back and check. 

I spent 1 1/2 hours. It was a good lesson, though. I'll try it again. 

Unfinished. 12 x 16 in. 

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