• Scotland Plein Air Painting Retreat - Interim Report 4

    2 monthes ago - By Michael Chesley Johnson

    Dunvegan Castle View 5x14 gouache by Michael Chesley Johnson
    A plein air painting retreat of this length needs some down time, and that's what we had on Friday. Rather than travel, we stayed in Portree. Some of us painted the view just off the deck of our cottage, others hiked to the waterfront with their gear; and we all did it on our own relaxed schedules. I made a couple of little sketches from the beach-a nice breeze kept me cool-and later hiked to the town pier to paint among the tourists. Space was tight in that area, as much of the view was taken up with private pocket gardens...
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