Red sky at night, sailor’s delight. I guess this is me dreaming of a lovely beach vacation :). We saw many scenes like this during the 3 weeks we were on the beach in Japan this summer. Looks inviting!
I recently bought a little jar of cold wax medium. This painting is the first I’ve finished in oil/cold wax. I absolutely loved how I was able to work in the clouds with this medium. I used only palette knives (metal and silicone) too so cleanup was easy. This project was a great antidote to the cold outside AND the cold inside. My newly acquired nebulizer machine should have the wheezes and coughing under control soon. I hope. Get your flu shot!!!
To-night the west o'er-brims with warmest dyes;
Its chalice overflows
With pools of purple colouring the skies,
Aflood with gold and rose;
And some hot soul seems throbbing close to mine,
As sinks the sun within that world of wine.
~At Sunset by Emily Pauline Johnson
.The North Saskatchewan River Valley is about 40 kilometres north of Lloydminster. It’s a lovely fall drive and we caught the height of the golden fall glory on an early evening drive. “Every leaf speaks bliss to me, fluttering from the autumn tree”. Emily Brontë
A fall drive always helps me get my head around the coming winter. I enjoy the sights of farm equipment busily taking off a crop and the fall foliage that the countryside wears with such flair!
I visit an alpaca farm near Hillmond, Saskatchewan at least once each summer. In addition to the adorable alpaca crias (babies), each July brings views like these. Lucky alpacas!
This painting was a challenge! There are so many wee details in the photo reference for this one that I was hard pressed to decide which were important and which I could simplify. These are my grandparents Victor and Clara Matson. I believe this was taken in the mid 50s. It was a bright sunny day so they’re both squinting as they smile. A treasure of a photo. Enjoy!
I spent some time today painting 4”x4” aluminum tiles for Lloydminster’s mosaic. It’s a huge project and I was fascinated to see how it all came together in just a few days. Hundreds of tilesnpainted by individuals in the community. The mural “train” runs clear across Canada. Lloydminster’s features our clock tower and all things lloyd (border markers, wheat, oil, business logos, pets, whatever people love. Here are a few of the photos I took today. I’ll post a photo of the installed mural in about 3 weeks at the celebration.
I’ve just returned from spending 3 weeks beach-side, surrounded by the jungle in Japan. It was wonderful to spend time with our daughter and her family there.
I put together this abstract which, for me, evokes memories of the light enjoyed by the residents at Takayama Beach Company on sunny summer days. I hope it makes you think of summer too!
I’ll soon be in Japan again and I DARE NOT appear without a painting of Kole (6). He has made it abundantly clear via FaceTime that it’s not fair that his 3 siblings have grandma paintings and he does not. Sooo, this is my Kole painting. I think he will be happy with it :).