Thursday, July 8, 2010
Early summer is one of my favourite times of the year, marsh ragwort season! Such a common name for such a beautiful all be it stinky plant. The sloughs in Alberta are ringed with gold while last year's grass and reeds glow salmon and pink in the sunshine. A week ago I painted this plein air at Elk Island, a national park just a short drive from my home. If you are interested in meeting people from other parts of the world this is the place to be. A contingent of international conservationists and an elderly couple from Switzerland were a welcomed interruption. For some reason people love to talk to artists!