Clyde River to host fifth annual Art in the Park
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.