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Sunday, November 05, 2017

Plein Air Oil Painting

One of my clients invited me to come to Open Garden event in Mt Macedon. 
I drove to Ard Rudah this morning. A massive property. It’s Gaelic for ‘High Promontory’. It has a fascinating history. 
It’s really a wonderful place, saturated with tons of flowers and trees. A full spectrum of colours everywhere. 
I decided to set up my easel here in Sunken Garden. 

It was cloudy at first, but, it soon became clear. There were many visitors walking around, enjoying a perfect spring day. They were all very nice, giving me a lot of compliments.  I’m happy with this one. 
I spent 2.5 hours. 

Oil on canvas. 14x18 in. 

I took some photos so that you get some idea. The owner said the last time it was open to public was 5 years ago. Well, I was very lucky to have this opportunity.  

Then I decided to drive up to Memorial Cross. 
It’s been a few years since I painted here last time, I guess. I set up my easel here. 

Soon it got very cold and windy, and I wasn’t prepared for that. It’s very difficult to paint under such a condition. So, this is a quick sketch. 
I spent 2 hours. 

Oil on canvas. 14x18 in. 

It was a great day. I’ve got two more days off. Great !

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