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What a busy busy time! This weekend our Plein Air group painted at the John R. Park Homestead for the Explore the Shore annual event. This was our first year, but not the first year that the event was held. The John R. Park Homestead is a historical site managed by the Essex Regional Conservation Authority, or ERCA. They have always been very accommodating to our club. The grounds are a Plein Air Painters dream come true.

Even though it was incredibly hot this weekend we had a good breeze coming off the lake to keep us cool. Well, as cool as possible in the extreme heat and humidity that we’ve been experiencing this summer.

Saturday’s painting is ready for the paper making machine. I was not at all pleased with it. Although, I may try to salvage it as part of it turned out acceptable.

Sunday’s painting however turned out quite nice. We had a great spot under the chestnut trees in front of the blacksmith barn. I used my Arches Watercolour block that I bought in San Diego. I’m happy with the results.

Now… to sleep, perchance to dream… zzzz

Painting of the House and pump.