en plein air
I drew these from life (7" x 9" image using Prismacolor pencils on 9" x 12" 400-Series Strathmore 160 gsm black paper) while at Cowichan Lake. The best scenes to paint en plein air were on the islands, but hauling my stuff out there more of a challenge than it was worth at the time. Next time I'll aspire more to Tom Thompson than Monet, whose plein air adventures were so tame that other painters (e.g. Sargent and Renoir, below) could paint him painting.
I'm having a little trouble getting good images of these. Scanning them, as there's no reflected light, 'deadens' the colour, but as you can see I had some reflection problems while photographing them. I need to try photographing them again in flatter lighting conditions.