My morning plein air demonstration was set up on the observation deck overlooking the park’s fossil beds with a good view of Louisville’s historic railroad bridge. And yes, we saw a couple of trains cross over while we were there.
A group gathered for the special three-hour Saturday morning hike that can walk over to the outer fossil beds and dam (seen in the distance) this time of year when the water level is low. The gentleman in the foreground wearing a brown hat is Louisville native Erik Bendl otherwise known as World Guy.
These high school students stopped by to talk about art and animation while they waited for the fossil hike to start.
The wind began to pick up later in the morning, creating interesting shifts in color and pattern on the water while I couldn’t resist painting that little tree in the corner.
Our first family of artists for the day bravely battled very windy conditions to create some beautiful artwork, on display here with some cool driftwood that can be found abundantly along the riverbank.
This young artist used my little homemade paintbox to create an active landscape complete with trees and mountain climbers.
We took advantage of some large limestone boulders as windbreaks outside the interpretive center while inviting park guests to paint with us.
These two young artists were trying out the glitter watercolor paints for added glitz to their artwork.
Nothing better than blue skies, sunshine and a tree–a favorite subject matter of mine, too.
An example of the wide variety of things you can paint. This artist has her own version of the Sonic character that she likes to create.