Thursday, June 13, 2013

"Mansion Ruins"

"Mansion Ruins"

Here is another plein air painting done at the Water's Edge Artist's June 2013 paint-out.  It is the portion of the mansion ruins facing the Red River. 

Thanks to the De Casters for allowing us to paint at this magnificant site.  Thanks also to the many local folks who came by to watch the artists paint and who provided so much information about the fantastic history of this place.
I owe particular thanks to Lois Schulte Brewster for historical information and for the commission to paint the nearby family property.

If interested you can find some of the history of the ruins on the internet-just Google Alexian Brothers Novitiate.


Sunday, June 2, 2013

Ken Marsden Art

"The Mansion"
As the Point Person for Water's Edge Artist's June plein air session I chose several sites along the Red River near Gresham, Wisconsin.  One of those sites is the former Alexian Brothers Novitiate, now in ruins.  As a warm-up I have painted several scenes there.  Here I did the front of the mansion which faces one of the pretty waterfalls.  I took the liberty of doing it as a night scene.

The paint-out will be June 7  & 8, 2013.