I try to go somewhere in town one week and somewhere more rural the next week.
Here's where I've been in July; (thank you to everyone that joined me)
Hog's Back Park
Almonte River Walk
Here is my plan for August
August 6th - Remic Rapids Park
August 12 - Pakenham - 5 Span Bridge Park
August 19 - Fletcher's Wildlife Garden
August 26 - Blakeney Rapids Park
Morris Island Conservation Area
156 Morris Island Drive, Fitzroy Harbour
Parking is $6 payable by coin or credit. washrooms, picnic tables, 6 kms. of trails, boating and fishing. Great place to paint but come early, it can get busy. For more info
This Island in the Ottawa River is half way over the Champlain Bridge on Island Park Drive. There is a right hand turn off if driving towards Quebec.
What's there? Views of both sides of the river, Parliament Hill, lots of trees and geese.
Dogs allowed on leash.
Outhouse only, picnic tables, covered Picnic area (meet here at 12 for lunch and show and tell if you want).
Next Week Possibly Morris Island Conservation Area
Come and Paint with Me!
No Fees, No Membership, Just send me an email and I will send you a map each week of where I will be.
I will be going out every Friday morning at 9 am. I need a commitment to get me out there so here it is.
Why not come and join me? I will go rain or shine since I have a good painting umbrella and have even been known to paint in the passenger seat of my car if it's too windy or cold outside. I will choose sites that have a washroom or one close by and hopefully a picnic table or shelter. One week it will be a rural or wilderness type setting such as Blakeney Park or Morris Island Conservation Area and the next week a local setting such as the Experimental Farm or Hog's Back Park. I live in Kanata so more likely to be in the West end of Ottawa.
We can meet at lunch time, show off our paintings (or not) and eat together then decide to stay longer or go. There is no commitment, come every week, once a month or don't show up just get some good painting locations.
Bring your kids, dogs whatever so long as you can control them.
If you are not sure what to bring let me know and I will send you a list just let me know which media you are painting in.
Here's some of the things I take with me:
For Acrylics: Paints – tubes, Stay Wet Palette, Brushes, Canvas or canvas board,(Keep sizes small, it takes too long to paint a large canvas), Portable Easel, Umbrella, Pencils, Sketchbook, Water Containers and water if not painting near water. Spray Bottle, Paper towels or rags for clean up, Portable chair, Camera or Cell Phone, Bug spray, sunscreen, Jacket, sweater, sun hat, rain jacket depending on the weather. Sturdy shoes or boots and long pants (tick warning). I put everything I can into a backpack so I have the pack, my little chair( it attaches to the pack) , umbrella and tripod to carry. I try to paint close to my car when painting in acrylics.
For Watercolours ( I have a little belly pack that fits all my watercolour supplies so I can walk far from the car if I want to)
Paints – tubes. Or just a loaded palette. Palette, Watercolour block or watercolor paper taped to a board, Easel if wanted (I don't use one for watercolours) Brushes, Pencils, Sketchbook, Water Containers and water if not painting near water. Spray bottle, Paper towels or rags for clean up, Portable chair, Camera, Cell Phone, Bug spray, sunscreen, Jacket, sweater, sun hat, rain jacket depending on the weather. Sturdy shoes or boots and long pants (tick warning).
Oh yes don't for get to pack a lunch.
Let me know if I've missed something here.