Thursday, 28 May 2015

"Malahat Morning"

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


  1. Love this sooo Much!

    XOXOXOXO Barbara

  2. Sounds almost harrowing! I don't know why I didn't realize you live in Victoria; I love it there! One of my best day trips ever when I lived in WA. Your efforts paid off, Linny; this is gorgeous!

  3. Thank-you, CrimsonLeaves! (Maybe you thought that I'm living in Linnyland? wink-wink )


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