We’re creatures of habit, aren’t we? For the past 8 months or so, I’ve been arranging paintouts to various locations in the northern suburbs of Perth. The start and finish time is usually around 9.30 am – 12.30 pm which during the summer months has proved to be quite off-putting because of the heat. So, earlier this week, I decided to change our painting habit. I organised an “early morning” paintout. Just like William Turner did all those years ago (he used to get up before the crack of dawn to get outdoors and experience the amazing light beginning each day). Our paintout this week was loverlooking Lake Joondalup from Neil Hawkins Park, and the start time was 6.30 am! Five keen painters, including Molly who drove all the way from Floreat, were blessed with the most amazing sunrise over Lake Joondalup, and the weather was beautiful. Not too hot and not too cold. We were greeted by early morning walkers, joggers and cyclists, along with a huge variety of bird life on the lake – ducks, geese, swans, martins, a spoonbill, and the odd seagull or two!
As you can see from the photos, the colours are so much nicer early in the day. You need to be quick to capture them but boy, it’s a lovely challenge to take on. Thanks, by the way, to Roger Yuswak for allowing me to share two of the photos he took when he arrived.
I think this change of painting habit could become permanent, at least for the next month or so. If you’re interested, the next paintout will be on Monday 30 March, same time, same place.