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#1810 "Kingston Penn"

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I was painting during the 14th WORLDWIDE Paint Out Sept 9-11, 2016 GREAT WORLDWIDE PAINT OUT with the event organized by the Kingston School of Art. This is the fourth painting in that particular series.

I felt that I needed to venture away from the sail boats. Once again I did not have to go very far. The Kingston Penitentiary was just up the road and the KP had been an important Kingston landmark since it opened in 1835. The KP closed on September 30th, 2013.

I was really exposed while I did this painting. Tour and public transit buses roared along King Street. People walked by and a few did stop to take a look. I had to keep an eye on the sky. I knew a cold front was on the way. Showers and thunderstorms were expected to arrive by mid to late afternoon. The precipitation was right on time and the first large, convective splatters of rain hit the canvas along with my last few brush strokes. Sometimes I think it is best to work fast and not worry about polishing the strokes.

Warmest regards from Phil the Forecaster … keep your paddle in the water… and your oils and brushes clean...

PS: The ongoing paintings in this series can be found at IPAP Worldwide Paint Out

PS: Phil’s Ongoing “Magazines”

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