Friday, October 3, 2014

Branford Point and Parker Memorial Park 2014

Well, my weather forecaster got it sort of wrong. But the rain didn't begin until about 10:15, and we had a few plucky souls out there. Jay B-t picked a park bench and went right to work in his sketchbook. Jane, who arrived fairly late, tucked in behind the rocky mound and got her color sketch well under way before the rain. And Hans went into the park to paint in his car in front of Annie R's cottage. Pam arrived early and did not stay, because she did not find any of us out yet, I still have not heard from Jay B-a. I spent so much time poking around and shooting photos that I ran out of time. Just as I got set up and started to get my sketch down, the rain came. Not much rain, but enough so that it was not going to be possible to erase my errant pencil marks, and enough to leave little rain blossoms all over the paper.

So, I think there would have been six of us, and it could have been a perfectly OK paint-out, except that the parking area near the pier was blocked off and a repair under way on the boards of the pier. If we could have positioned our cars in that area, we could have tailgated. And if Pam had not encountered the blocked parking, she probably would have stayed and waited to see if anyone else showed up.

Nevertheless, we have a couple of offerings from the day, so it wasn't a total washout.

Next week, we will shoot for Hammonasset. If it rains on Wednesday, maybe the MAS painters will join us on Thursday. If the rain moves to Thursday, perhaps at least some of the CTSA painters will paint on Wednesday.

Branford Point and Parker Memorial Park

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