My husband was invited to join in on a road bicycle trip with friends in September. As Bruce, Chris, Jean, Elaine, Ken and Gus were already travelling, we met them in Revelstoke B.C. My adventure was going in the car and painting the views as they biked over 100km per day. It felt like speed painting as they seem to arrive so quickly (in painting time). I painted near the Shelter Bay Ferry in the Arrow Lake Provincial Park. I had just packed up when they came rolling in and we all headed on the ferry together.
"Arrow Lake Provincial Park"
16" x 20", oil on canvas, en plein aire (on location)
"Upper Arrow Lake"
16" x 20" oil on canvas, en plein aire (on location)
After the ferry ride together I drove on while they biked and found a pull over with a view of the Upper Arrow Lake. I did not have a lot of time to get into detail and people that also pulled over were interested in what I was painting. I loved the feeling of the large expanse and chunky shape of the mountain but also realized that 16" x 20" canvases were to ambitious for the time I had. I packed up as soon as I saw the first cyclist go by.
Karen Oliver's Art Journey
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