There is no question about how deep we are already into this cold and long winter now. A view on Balmoral Bay in the afternoon.
Monday, November 26, 2007
Sunday, November 25, 2007
Friday, November 23, 2007
Monday, November 19, 2007
Saturday, November 10, 2007
Friday, November 9, 2007
I drove to Brandon Cemetery today to paint. It was very cloudy and cold typical of the weather around Remembrance Day each year. I found a spot there to paint, and only to discover that most of the bushes there had been cleared out for land development. I could hear and see the work was being carried out right there down the path to prepare the land for building more houses. Soon the landscape that I was painting right there would also vanish.
Wednesday, November 7, 2007
I intended to paint on the grounds of Brandon Mental Health Center. However, when I got there, and was about to unload my easel to paint, I was approached by the security guard there to ask for my written permit to paint there. Reluctantly I had to leave and found myself painting away instead on the bank of Assiniboine River from Brandon Dinsdale Park.
I was attracted by the warm color of the house on Victoria Avenue and the long and cool shadows cast by the big elm trees. Painted this view on a very cold afternoon.
Painted this view of our house on Balmoral Bay from Mark's front yard across the bay. What struck me most visually was the bright color of our hedges along our driveway and the cast shadows from the leafless trees crisscrossing on the ground
Nothing can be more of a reminder of the season than the orange colored garbage bags crammed with fallen leaves. I painted this simple Halloween set up on our neighbour's front yard on an October afternoon when the late afternoon sunlight shown so brightly on Mark's front yard.