Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Plein Air Painting on Minister's Island

"Sunny Day on Minister's Island." Copyrighted © 2008 by Linda Warner Constantino. Oil on linen panel. 8" by 10".

The day before my week-long plein air painting workshop, I spent the day painting with Michael Chesley Johnson on Minister's Islands near St. Andrews-by-the-Sea in New Brunswick,Canada. He offered a one day plein air workshop and it was well worth it. He is an excellent teacher demonstrating in oils in the morning and pastels in the afternoon. He has a wonderful sense of shape and value in his compositions. If you would like to know more about him and see his work you can visit his Plein Air Painter's Blog

The painting above was done on Minister's Island. I love the way the bright son was filtering through the trees. There are some uniquely beautiful buildings on the island. I probably could have painted there for at least a week.

3 comments:

John Ackerson said...

Very cheerful house and environment! Looks like you would've had fun doing this. The dark shadows combined with the bright sun adds good contrast, and warmth. Well done!

Jacq said...

Linda
Two IPAP members painting together -
Jacq

Linda Warner Constantino said...

John,
Thanks for taking the time to comment.