Pryce Studios Newsletter November 28, 2011 - No. 19
Another year has gone by, and I once again travel up north to share my experiences as a plein air painter with a group of Canadian and American artists. It is my second year to have the pleasure of Guest Instructor at Kegos Camp in Algoma Ontario - a workshop organized by three lovely ladies, Gillian, Diana and Ginny.
The landscape in the first part of my trip was pretty much as expected, with the fall colors starting to appear as I drove north. I was not disappointed travelling through the Sudbury area as I witnessed the emerging reds and oranges of the maples, and the green pine trees and sunlit rocks set against the gathering autumn clouds.
As I made my way across the top of Lake Huron and into Algoma country, I was hoping for an even brighter display of fall colours for my lessons at Kegos camp. Instead, I passed through a totally surprising change in landscape; more like to what I knew in Southern Ontario. The barren rocks and pines I expected were replaced with lush green valleys and cattle and farms, framed with high tree covered hills. Although not the bright fall hues, there would still be no shortage of spectacular subject matter for painting in the days to follow.
Arriving at Bell's Falls on the Little White River.
The initial block in of the rapids.
Developing some details.
The completed painting
A few miles south of Kegos camp was a lush green valley that was the home of over 100 transplanted elk. We had the pleasure of encountering a few of these magnificent creatures on the last day of our trip.
Until next time, keep those brushes clean and ready to go!
Quote for today:
"The Holy Grail is to spend less time making a picture than it takes people to look at it."