Today’s Plein Air Forecast – Feb 20, 17

Showers developing later today, strong winds tonight and Tuesday

An approaching cold front will move through Bermuda this evening with showers this afternoon and evening. Moderate southwest winds will become strong northerly behind the front tonight. Strong winds ease light to moderate later Wednesday and Thursday. Slight to moderate seas rise moderate to rough Tuesday morning through Wednesday night.

High near 21°C/70°F.

Muggy – humidity – 85%

Winds southwesterly 8 to 12 knots

Seas increasing, inside the reef near 1 ft… Outside the reef 2 to 4 ft.

Sea Surface Temperature: 18.9°C/66°F

High Tide:  3:28 pm

Sunrise:  6:57   Sunset:  6:09

Today’s Plein Air Forecast

A couple of morning showers as light winds increase.

Light winds become moderate this afternoon as high pressure exits to the east. Winds become moderate this afternoon, ahead of a cold front that passes by Monday evening. Winds then become strong early Tuesday morning and seas increase moderate to rough as high pressure rebuilds. Conditions then settle on Wednesday as high pressure returns.

High near 21°C/69°F

Humidity back up there – 85%

Winds southwesterly 5 to 10 knots, increasing 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon

Seas inside the reef 1 to 2 ft… Outside the reef 3 to 6 ft, decreasing during the evening

Sea Surface Temperature: 18.9°C/66°F

High Tide:   2:25 p.m.

Sunrise:  6:58   Sunset:  6:08

Plein Air Forecast – February 12

Showers and winds decreasing this morning. (winds decreasing?  Seriously ?)

Scattered showers and strong winds will decrease this morning as high pressure builds from the south. Rough seas will become moderate towards evening and remain moderate into next week. Mainly light winds arrive this evening and then increase to moderate on Sunday and moderate to strong Monday night as a cold front passes.

High near 19°C/66°F.

Humidity 60%

Winds northwesterly 20 to 30 knots, soon decreasing 18 to 24 knots, backing west-northwesterly 10 to 15 knots late this afternoon

Seas inside the reef 2 to 4 ft… Outside the reef 6 to 12 ft, decreasing during the afternoon

Sea Surface Temperature: 18.9°C/66°F

High Tide  1:26

Sunrise:   6:59   Sunset  6:07

Today’s Plein Air Forecast – Feb 17

Windy and cool with a few showers.

Scattered showers become isolated this afternoon following the passage of a weak trough this morning. Strong winds will persist through the day, gradually weakening into Saturday as high pressure builds in from the southwest. Rough to very rough seas will slowly decrease today and through the weekend as conditions become settled. Isolated showers return Sunday evening.

High near 17°C/63°F.

Humidity – 68%

Winds northwesterly 20 to 30 knots, with occasional gusts to 40 knots in showers this morning…  Scattered showers with mainly fair visibility becoming isolated this afternoon

Seas inside the reef 3 to 4 ft… Outside the reef 10 to 16 ft, decreasing during the afternoon

Sea Surface Temperature: 18.9°C/66°F

High Tide:  12:36 p.m.

Sunrise  7:00 /   Sunset:  6:06

Plein Air Forecast

In a nut shell… it just sucks out there !  We can’t even fluff it….  stay inside today without a doubt !

Windy, showers and possible severe thunderstorms with a passing cold front.

Strong to gale force winds persist and seas will build to very rough today as a vigorous cold front approaches. As it passes today expect rain, showers and possible severe thunderstorms with associated storm force gusts. Gales remain in the wake of the front, lasting into early Friday. Winds and seas become moderate on Saturday as conditions settle.

High near 21°C/70°F.

Humidity up there – 83%

Winds southwesterly 30 to 40 knots gusts to 55 knots, veering westerly 25 to 35 knots gusts 45 knots around mid-afternoon.

Seas inside the reef 3 to 5 ft… Outside the reef 12 to 20 ft, decreasing during the night

Sea Surface Temperature: 18.9°C/66°F

High Tide:  11:50 a.m.

Sunrise:  7:01   Sunset:  6:05

Tonight –   Mostly cloudy…  Winds westerly 25 to 35 knots…  Low near 17°C/62°F.

RELIEF BLOCK PRINTMAKING – ALANNA BAIRD

THIS SATURDAY, Feb 18 – 10 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
 
Looking for a simple way to create multiple original images? Always wanted to print your own T shirts? Here’s your chance to try out new materials and techniques without having to buy a lot of unfamiliar supplies. Join Canadian artist Alanna Baird for a one day workshop exploring Lino printmaking with Caligo Safewash Inks. Alanna is primarily a sculptor, but has a passion for printmaking and is spending part of the winter on the island.
 
Using basic hand printing techniques you will cut your image into blocks, then experiment with colours, printing onto a variety of papers and cloth. The process of registration for reduction printing will be covered during the workshop. This simple technique can be used to create complex images from a single block. B&W images can be hand coloured using watercolours once they dry to create a variable edition. This workshop is open to both beginners and experienced artists.
 
Materials needed: small sharp chisels or Lino cutters (available in Hamilton for $11.95) and an easy cut Lino in your choice of size ($5 to $28) bring an assortment of your favourite papers to test, and even a T shirt if you want to try printing on that! We will have some interesting paper for you to try, including Thai rice paper and the printmakers favourite Masa. Water clean up Caligo Safe Wash Ink and Extender will be provided for use. All done without the use of a printing press so you can continue your explorations at home.

Plein Air Forecast

If you’re going to paint outside today, it’s the perfect morning to do it !   BEAUTIFUL !   Just get out there early !

Fair today, Gales return late this evening through Thursday

High pressure to our south will move east and a new cold front will move off the U.S. east coast. Light to moderate winds gradually increase to gale force with storm force gusts this evening through Thursday morning. Gales persist through Thursday night. Rain and showers develop tonight and possible thunder with the frontal passage Thursday. Rough to very rough seas become high for a time Thursday morning.

High near 20°C/68°F.

Humidity – 60%

Winds northwesterly 10 to 15 knots, backing southwesterly 8 to 12 knots early, increasing 20 to 30 knots in the afternoon

Seas inside the reef 2 to 4 ft… Outside the reef 8 to 12 ft, increasing during the night.

Sea Surface Temperature: 18.9°C/66°F

High Tide:  11:11

Sunrise:  7:02   Sunset:  6:05

Plein Air Forecast Feb 14

Mainly fair conditions and strong winds for today.

Strong winds and very rough seas continue as high pressure builds across the area today. Winds and seas briefly decrease tonight and into Wednesday morning before winds increase back to strong Wednesday afternoon. A cold front then brings rain, showers, chance of thunder, gale force conditions and very rough seas late Wednesday night through Thursday. Strong winds and rough to very rough seas persist through Saturday.

High near 18°C/65°F.

Humidity – 55%

Winds northwesterly 20 to 30 knots

Northwesterly swell… Seas inside the reef 3 to 5 ft… Outside the reef 12 to 20 ft, decreasing during the night.

Sea Surface Temperature: 18.9°C/66°F

High Tide:  10:34 a.m.

Sunrise:  7:03    Sunset:  6:04