Friday, 13 May 2011
A Day at Codorus State Park by Julie Riker
Tree by the Lake
Yesterday was one of those gorgeous spring days that are best spent hanging out in a park by a lake. We could not have asked for better weather for our paint out at Codorus. I have kayaked on the lake many times and always wanted to paint there, so I was happy that Sharon suggested it to the group. I arrived late, so I only spent about an hour on this first painting before stopping for lunch. I was going to work into it a little, but I am thinking I may leave it alone as a quick sketch.
In the afternoon we moved to another location to get a better view of the lake. As I was walking around deciding what to paint I spotted this couple relaxing and reading. They seemed to be enjoying the day as much as I was. I knew they would not move for quite awhile and that it was the perfect opportunity to paint people en plein air. I know it seems funny to drive and hour to visit a lake and then not paint the lake...but inspiration hit me and that is even better.
Reading in the Park
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