The Art of Colin Starkevich

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"En Plein Air" Paintings and Drawings

Sturgeon River in summer, east of Sunnyside Road (oil on canvas)

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Sturgeon River in summer, east of Sunnyside Road (oil on canvas)
This was a really nice plein air for me to paint. I was working a lot the past few weeks then ended up finally getting a day off out of the blue. So of course I went and painted. This painting is of the Sturgeon River just north of Edmonton, AB off of Sunnyside road. I go to this place quite often in my spare time. This day it was nice to relax from work and paint here, in fact it was almost to relaxing. I ended up falling asleep on this large log alongside the river for about 20 minutes or so. I was awakened to some splashing noises down the river. When I looked up, right where the river takes a bend there was a young bull moose splashing around in the river. I thought it was pretty cool to see, he didn't stick around long enough for me to add him into the painting however.
Posted on September 4, 2012 Slideshow