Plein Air Toronto – Day One!


Stately University College was the site for day one of our week of plein air sketching and painting. Each day, we’ll visit a different park or historic site in Toronto, Ontario. University College is situated on the main campus of the University of Toronto, in the heart of the city’s downtown core.


It was a beautiful day but we were very fortunate to finish by 4 pm. Half an hour later the monsoon began. Toronto has experienced flooding and power outages this evening. Hopefully, everything will be restored for tomorrow.

How could we have known? Here are some of our artists innocently enjoying the historic architecture and the leisurely pace of summertime campus life.




Several of our artists were new to outdoor work and spent the day sketching. Most of the more experienced went straight to their watercolours. We held our critique on-site and it looks like we’re going to see some exciting work in the week ahead.



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5 Responses to “Plein Air Toronto – Day One!”

  1. Scott Cooper Says:

    Looks like it was a great day; sorry I couldn’t join you!

  2. Carol King Says:

    Wow! This was DAY ONE work. you have one impressive group there, Barry! I await more postings.

  3. Lois Says:

    Wish I could have been there.
    Could I have permission to maybe use some of the Pic?
    Sheep, or White ducks or some Buildings. All of the Pic are so
    The Students art was so nice too.
    Love your Site, so inspiring for beginners like me.

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