Waterfall at Blomidon 

This week’s plein air is of the waterfall at Blomidon. With beautiful sandstone cliffs on either side, I turned my back to the ocean and large sky, to choose this site because of the challenge of the water spilling over the rocks and because in a few weeks it will be gone.

I took a minute to clean this up at home with some helpful tips from the group at the end. A blue wash worked on the rocks for wetness. Also, I decided to scratch out the fine detail for the sprinkling traces of water rather than use a white wash. Still a little thick with the pigment in some spots but I think it’s post-worthy so it’s definitely better than last week’s!  

There were two small children who came to play at the base of the falls while I was working.   They only stayed for a few minutes but they would have been great to add scale.  The cliffs and falls are about 40′ tall.  It may be time to start practicing some figure painting. 😜


4 thoughts on “Waterfall at Blomidon 

    1. It’s only there in at this force in the spring. Go to Blomidon Provincial Park in Nova Scotia. From the lower parking lot take the stairs down to the beach at Low Tide. Watch the tides because you’ll want to be off the beach when it comes in. Walk towards cape Blomidon along the Beach. It can usually be seen from the base of the stairs. There’s another one in the other direction if that doesn’t work for you.

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