Clyde River to host fifth an­nual Art in the Park

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - CLASSIFIEDS -

Clyde River will host its fifth Art the Park with a plein air event that will take place on Satur­day, July 25, 8 a.m. to noon at Murchi­son Place Park.

Clyde River artist Ju­lia Pur­cell will lead the morn­ing. She will of­fer par­tic­i­pants a choice of self-di­rected group paint­ing or an op­tional group les­son for a por­tion of the morn­ing be­fore spread­ing out in and around the park to paint. Pur­cell wel­comes any level of pain­ter, whether they are a be­gin­ner or be­yond and of­fers the fol­low­ing over­view of what she will teach.

“I will chal­lenge artists to think about and un­der­stand the ap­proach to their paint­ing and them help them de­fine their per­sonal pref­er­ences in re­la­tion their style. The ques­tion is, do they pre­fer the lin­ear style or the painterly style? And then how do they achieve that? And can their paint­ing have as­pects of both ap­proaches and still work as a suc­cess­ful, con­vinc­ing paint­ing?”

Pur­cell will show how that it pos­si­ble and will spend time talk­ing about the many colours of green en­coun­tered when paint­ing en plein air.

“We will experiment with sug­ges­tions on how to mix a sun­lit green or a shadow green, a dis­tant green hill or nearby field of green grass, the deep green of ever­greens or the bright green of de­cid­u­ous trees or what­ever else na­ture sets out be­fore us. It’s all fun for pain­ters,” she says.

Par­tic­i­pants are re­quested to bring all their own sup­plies in­clud­ing paints, brushes, pal­ette, tape, pa­per and back­board or can­vas. An easel would be use­ful as would a clamp-on beach um­brella and sun­screen, plus a hat. Pack a lunch, if de­sired. Cof­fee will be pro­vided. The event will take place in sun­shine or light rain.

Murchi­son Place Park is a shaded park lo­cated near the cor­ner of Trans Canada High­way and Clyde River Road in Clyde River. We also welcome those who en­joy watch­ing art be­ing cre­ated to drop by.

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