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Plein Air Outing to Greenpoint Urban Park

We had perfect weather for our outing to Greenpoint Urban Park last Wednesday, the 21st of October. It was a cool, but sunny, windless day. The park is such a peaceful place to sit and sketch, like a little oasis in the middle of the city.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There were so many birds about, including masses of waterfowl, providing wonderful background music to add to the ambience, making us forget that there was traffic just a couple of hundred metres away.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The blooming waterlilies and their many-hued leaves made very interesting combinations and juxtapositions of colour to paint, making us rethink our preconceived ideas of what lily-pads should look like!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There wasn’t a huge amount of shade to sit in, but that didn’t bother us – we brought our own, in the form  of  “Versa-Brellas”, very useful equipment for plein air painting, as they clip onto your easel, or chair, providing shade wherever you need it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thank you Sonja, for yet another lovely plein air outing. If anyone would like to join future outings, please email Sonja Frenz and she’ll add you to the whatsapp group. sonjafrenz@gmail.com