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.