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Sunday, February 04, 2018

Plein Air Oil Painting

I drove to Trentham, an hour drive north-west of Melbourne, this afternoon.

This is a very charming town and I set up my easel here at Quarry St Recreation Reserve. 
I’ve painted here before with Tim in April last year. This time, I’m looking at red bridge. 

I’m still here writing this. It’s very peaceful and ducks are making funny noises, but nothing else. The weather is just perfect, lovely breeze gently caressing trees around the water. 
I spent 2.5 hours. I might go for a walk now.

Well, I met a couple from South Australia. Gary and Julia Lee-Gaston were very kind couple. As it turned out, he is a prominent artist in Adelaide, and they happened to be staying near the lake.
They invited me to an apartment and he showed me lots of his drawings.
I had a fascinating chat with them about art. As I left, he gave me a few life drawings. Totally unexpected.
I was very inspired by them.

Oil on canvas. 14x18 in. 

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