Artist: LC Neill
Medium: Oil on Canvas
I was out painting this morning on the Lake. I’m practicing my plein air skills getting ready to go to France and paint in Monet’s Garden. Below are a few pics of my set-up on the lake. It adds a whole new dimension to painting when you are bobbing and weaving with the waves. Ooops didn’t mean to make that stroke! Even though I am anchored, the wind blows the boat around, so I have to adjust constantly. It doesn’t bother me, I just put on some music – listened to a local station this morning – WDAV – and go with the flow. Painting outside is a much different practice than inside the studio. The light moves quickly and everything is so vibrant in the bright sun.
This little cottage sits right on the water. Today they require a 50 foot setback if you are going to build, but every now and again you’ll see an older cottage that has been grandfathered sitting literally on the water or within a couple feet of it.