Come On In! 20x20 acrylic on canvas. On a chilly October morning one can feel the warmth of the sun's rays radiating from the ancient stone walls of the historic Code's Mill Building in downtown Perth, ON. In the painting you can find the Big Ben Memorial Statue standing tall across the road in Stewart Park.
The painting began on this year's final outing of the Manotick Art Association's Plein Air Group. I set up my easel across Herriott Street, facing the Code Building with the sun warming my back; drawn there by a compelling vision of the warm respite offered through the inviting doors of the Fiddleheads Restaurant.
The rest of the MAA artists were spread out in Stewart Park painting other subjects. At noon we stopped by the Big Ben Memorial to admire each other's work of the day before proceeding to the comforts of lunch within.
Hopefully we will all be back next year.