A few weekends ago the intent was to travel up island from Victoria,
check out Grant & Nixie's show in Ladysmith, and afterwards
find a spot for a bit of en plein air painting but sometimes
intentions go in different directions and turn into adventures,
Linnyland painting adventures...
Part way along the Malahat Drive is one of those
"Scenic Lookout Viewpoints" that one thinks one must spot at "sometime".
Well, sometime turned into that day.
And, with the "Scenic Lookout Viewpoint" view,
it became "the spot" for painting.
So, (with the intent of staying clear of oncoming cars
as well as not impeding the view of
other Scenic Lookout Viewpoint lookers) over the fence
went the easel, the paint bag and the painter.
With back to the fence (as there wasn't much area to maneuver)
it was up with the easel, squeeze out the paint, brush to canvas,
and be amazed by the view AND
at the amount of Scenic Lookout Viewpoint lookers
who actually pull in to stop and have a look -- not just at the view
but at the painter on the other side of the fence.
Before very long there was that sort of the sensation
of being a monkey behind the fence in the zoo
with so many onlookers looking on!
"Malahat Morning", 11 x 14, oil on wood, ©Linny D. Vine