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Sunday, August 4, 2013

Bebo Grove #1, Fish Creek Park, Calgary

Bebo Grove #1 plein air
8" x 10" oil on board

My friend Deb finally got me out painting again.  I haven't been painting as my world seemed to be on fast forward going many different directions and none of them of my choosing.

 We met at Bebo Grove in Fish Creek Park and walked until Deb spotted this area. This was painted from a dry rock creek bed with water on both sides.It worked beautifully as interested parties could look at us from afar but had to get their feet wet to come up close. It was such a beautiful morning, being outdoors with a friend painting had my heart and head in such a wonderful space.

The colours were vivid from the purple shadows in the water and on the rocks to the lime green of the bushes.
This is my set up and the beautiful view.

We were absolutely delighted to watch these fishermen fly fish their way up to and past us. We were all having fun! Looks like a good reference for another painting! 


  1. Such a beautiful painting Karen! The colours are amazing. Looks like a nice place to paint in too. Must try going there sometime.


  2. Thanks Marie. Just follow 24St SW to the end and you are in Bebo Grove. At short walk from the parking lot takes you to the creek.