Sunday, June 27, 2010

On the Spit

Oil on Canvas Panel  8 x 10  $95

Yesterday my plein air friends and I went to a place called Esquimalt Lagoon. It was a lovely sunny day, which I can tell you have been few and far between. The house is on a spit of land that extends along the oceanfront, forming a lagoon. The water in my painting is almost like a river that runs from the lagoon around the spit and reconnects with the ocean on the far left. My friends were busy painting the natural beach scape, but I was struck by those three telephone poles in beside the house. I loved the tilt of the poles and gently swooping wires. It gave the scene a summer place feel, although no one actually lives in the house.

There is so much wildlife in this lagoon. We saw a sea otter as we arrived, countless blue heron were busy fishing in the shallows, and there was a lot of eagle action overhead. So close we could hear there powerful wings beating the air. We all agreed that there is no better way to spend a sunny morning, than to head out painting together.




  1. Very nice piece. Good composition

  2. Hi Becky,
    Thanks for visiting my blog and for your kind encouragment. It gave me the opportunity to find your wonderful paintings, which makes your comments doubly kind. I love the quality of light and brushwork in your paintings! I'll be visiting your blog often. Cheers!