What a joy to be out painting with friends again. Finally. With everyone having their two COVID-19 vaccinations and taking precautions, we were able to get started again. The W.A.Taylor Conservation area on the Rideau River was our first destination. A number of the MAA members, who attended, told me how good it felt to be joining the group once more. The last scheduled session will be the 30th of September.
After greeting everyone, I wandered over to the foot bridge that passes over a small creek, thick with vines and undergrowth. The first impression that struck me was like staring through stained glass. I had to try it. Went back to my vehicle, grabbed my easel, paint box and backpack and returned to the site. I setup, sketched in a rough composition, and became totally absorbed in painting for an hour or so. Lighting the Way 16x12 is the result – after several days of studio adjustments until it felt right.
The Art of Charles Spratt