Friday, September 16, 2016

080816 12x12 Swimmers

I started to set up next to the baby pool but just as I was getting ready to start painting, they all got up and left!

So I turned my attention to the Olympic size pool.  You can see it wasn't super busy!
Even so, some young swimmers stopped to check the progress of the painting.

Luckily, this bather/model seemed content to hang out at the edge of the pool for a long while watching her kids.

Here's some more swimmers who stopped to check out the painting.

The lifeguards blew the whistle for the break and emptied out the pool.  Luckily, I was just putting the finishing touches on the painting.
These kids from Bloomington were taking a swim lesson from their coach before the lifeguards cleared the pool.  They stopped by to check out the painting on their way out.  Their mom is the figure on the left in the painting.  She was on the move keeping track of her kids!
Here they pose for a picture before heading home.

And here is the finished painting, swimmers in action!  Plein air oil painting done at the Olympic size, outdoor pool at the Brown County State Park.
"Swimmers, August 8, 2016", plein air oil painting on panel, 12" x 12", c. Charlene Marsh
Happy Trails!

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