KELOWNA – Plein Air Challenge

after a couple of days staying with my Potter/Painter friend GALE WOODHOUSE we are settled into MACKIE HOUSE.

Sunday 10th – I attended the OPUS Plein Air Challenge in KELOWNA and what a wonderful sunny day. SO many folks walking, paddling, cycling and rolling along the waterfront park. There was about 45 painters spread around the downtown/waterfront core, including my buddy Ann Willsie. I chose a painting spot in the natural marsh area – with a parade of creatures; Osprey nesting, turtles, geese & goslings, ducks and many many ducklings (sorry so cute photos – I forgot my camera)
Pleasantly interrupted by phone calls from both my lovely children – what a great was to spend a Mother’s Day ;-)

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photo – Ann Willsie

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all the artists were working on a 9×12 format and the finished paintings were handily displayed hanging on grid panels in the open square near the Kelowna Art gallery. After a very long day (Brian was out cycling)  we headed off early – so I don’t know who/what the final juried winners look like.
I will check the Opus website – as the staff were diligently photographing ALL the paintings, from the kids and students work as well.

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