Yesterday was the day we agreed he would skip babysitting his grandson and escape to the country and paint. I was holding out for some great weather, but the day was bleakly grey and quite devoid of any good light ( thanks ,fog) until the afternoon. We drove to Ohaupo, parked on the school grounds overlooking the vista facing west and just then, the sun started to warm the clouds and fog, and we saw our opportunity.
Murray is an accomplished painter in all mediums, and he chose to paint in watercolours which was well suited to the atmospheric conditions.
I did my usual throw oil paint at the canvas thing.
|Jovial Murray..his cap has his name written on it, splattered with "paint"|
|My effort.....see the blue sky? It was not there when I started!|
|Painting and chatting alongside...very convivial.|
|This is how it looked when we arrived, all atmospheric and overcast|
|But the light started to arrive.......|
I will attempt a studio painting from yesterday's painting but all in all, a great time! Thanks to my childminders and Murray and Pat.