Sunday, 28 April 2013

Painting Location for Thursday, May 2nd 2013

From the positive feedback from our last visit, the Plein Air Gang again has the opportunity to return to Anne Boquist's this coming Thursday, May 2nd. Check out the details of the previous painting location for more info and also the follow up photos of the Gang's last visit.  Show up time is between 9 and 9:30.

See you out there for a bit of 'Air' !


Google Map to 3183 Robinson Rd, Sooke, BC

'Air Time' at the Anne's, Sooke BC Canada

This past week under sunny skies, seven of the Plein Air Gang showed up out in the Sooke area.  They had the opportunity to enjoy the hospitality of Anne Boquist and to paint the beautiful vistas of forest, fields, and structures located on her estate.  Here are a few photos of this inspiring location:

Sunday, 21 April 2013

Painting Location for Thursday, April 25th 2013

This week we have an opportunity to paint on the beautiful forested property of Anne Boquist off of Otter Pt Road.  Anne, a 3D artist herself, has generously invited us to enjoy a  variety of landscape scenes on her property.  Some of the possibilities include access to De Mamiel creek which runs through her property, fields, forest and a few buildings. See the google link for a map how to get to her property on 3183 Robinson Rd.  For those who went to Young lake a few weeks ago, Robinson road is the 2nd right off of Otter Pt Rd after Young Lake Rd.  Towards the end of Robinson road there is a long cedar hedge on the right hand side followed by a driveway which is Anne's.  Arrival time between 9 to 9:30 am.

See you out there for a bit of 'Air' !


 Google Map to 3183 Robinson Rd. Sooke

'Air Time' at the Coopers Cove, Sooke BC Canada

This past week, 3 members of the Plein Air Gang gathered at Coopers Cove on April 18th, under grey skies.  It was a beautiful scene with mirror like reflections on the water, but our painting session was cut short by cool showers moving in.  This place definitely deserves a return trip when the weather warms up a bit more.

Here are a few photos of some of the gang painting before it started to shower.

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Painting Location for Thursday, April 18th 2013

This week the gang is headed for Cooper's Cove, a location at the bottom of the long down hill drive after 17 Mile House.  The location is next to the Stickleback Eatery on your left with a beautiful scenic view of the Sooke Basin along with sail boats moored in the Cove and the Goodridge Peninsula in the background.  Access to the Galloping Goose trail is also near by.    We can park inside of the Stickleback parking lot to the left between 9 to 9:30 am.

See you out there for a bit of 'Air' !

 Cooper's Cove

Monday, 15 April 2013

'Air Time' at the Sooke Potholes, Sooke BC Canada

Six members of the Plein Air Gang gathered at the Sooke Pot holes on April 11th, under over cast skies with intermittent sprinkles of light spring rain.  Everyone decided to take advantage of a beautiful waterfall scene close by on Todd Creek to create some 'Air' masterpieces.

Photos of some of the gang busy painting up a storm:


Monday, 8 April 2013

Painting Location for Thursday, April 11th 2013


This week we are headed for a popular natural destination, the Sooke Potholes.  We will meet in the main parking lot between 9 and 9:30 am and then disperse from there.   At noon we will return to the main lot and we can share our masterpieces. :-)

See you out there for a bit of 'Air' !

View Location:

Google Maps - Sooke Potholes

'Air Time' at Young Lake, Sooke BC Canada

A good time was had on April 4th by 10 painters who showed up for the Plein Air Gang's paint out at Young Lake.  Weather started to turn a bit wet with light showers mid morning but everyone was able to find enough shelter under trees or building overhangs to create some open air gems. 

Here are a few photos of the gang.

Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Painting Location for Thursday, April 4th 2013

The beautiful area in and around Young Lake, the site of Camp Barnard, the Boy Scout camp.  We've been given permission to enjoy this private site by the caretaker. The main parking lot is situated next to Young Lake.  The location is about 6 kilo from the corner of West Coast Rd and Otter Pt Rd in Sooke.
Also if there are any showers there are a few open shelters where we can paint from. It's not going to rain...right?   :-)

See you out there for a bit of 'Air' !

Time to meet:  9 - 9:30 

View Location: 
Google Maps:  Location Street View

View Directions:
Google Maps:  Directions to Young Lake

Google maps shows unknown road but it is clearly marked as Young Lake Rd with signs to Boy Scout camp.

Monday, 1 April 2013

'Air Time' at Whiffin Spit, Sooke BC Canada

The second outing for The Plein Air Gang on March 28th, was to Whiffin Spit which started out as pleasant spring day with light overcast skies and calm waters around the Spit.

9 of the Gang showed up for a little 'AIR', and everyone was inspired by the low tide and the big sky over Whiffin Spit. 
Here is some of the gang at the Spit:

Then some headed to Mom's after: