Monday, February 14, 2011

SEPA Group Paint-Out February 13th

Our local plein air group, South East Plein Air (SEPA) had its second outing of 2011 yesterday to the picturesque village of Blackwater. Unfortunately, most of the day was dull and grey with occasional rain, making the village rather dull and lifeless as a result. I decided to go to nearby Ballyconnigar Beach instead in the morning and then joined the others on the banks of the Blackwater River about a mile downstream of the village in the afternoon.

It was wet and windy at the seaside, but their was great wave action, so I decided to do a little study of the water.

Rough Sea, Ballyconnigar
(10" x 12" Oil on Canvas)

The river was in flood and it was overcast in the afternoon, so I had to look hard to find some interesting patterns in the water. But there was some nice magenta colour in the bare background trees which worked well against the dull green of the water.

Winter Flood, River Blackwater, Wexford
(12" x 10" Oil on Board)

The photos show that I had to work hard to find some colour, but of course the camera usually fails miserably to capture the colours of nature.

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