Tuesday, September 30, 2008

A view from our neighbour's front yard

It was already late in the afternoon when I started this quick sketch. What impressed me visually was the crab apple trees in the distance catching the last rays of sunlight.

Monday, September 29, 2008

In the receding sunlight

Sketched our flower bed in oils in the afternoon when the sunlight was receding so fast that soon the flowerbed was in total shadow.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Trees and shadows

Turning my easel around I did a quick oil sketch of the few trees casting their long shadows across the lawn and the street when the light of dusk was crouching upon them.

Standing in full sunlight

It was deep in the fall now. The two big trees across the street had shed most of their leaves now exposing the house behind them in bright sunlight.

Looking across the street

A quick sketch of the view across the street in the afternoon. With the two trees cut down in the spring the two big soaring poplar trees across the street now were in full view appearing much taller now.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

The ash tree on our front yard

It was supper time when I painted this view of the ash tree in front of our house.

A glimpse over the hedge

The red brushes and golden foliage of the poplar behind our hedges are simply irresistible . Painted this view around high noon.

A window view

Woke up to a beautiful sunny morning and before having my breakfast I pulled up the curtain in the living room and set up my easel there in a hurry to paint the view out of our living room window.

Friday, September 26, 2008

A quiet path

This is the path I always walked through on my way to work everyday. It connects Balmoral Bay to Cornwallis Cresent. I have painted on this spot so many times over the years. I noticed that the owner of the property on the left hand side had cut down a few trees in their yard over the summer, and the place appears so different now. Painted this view right after coming home from work.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

From a quiet path

This is the path leading from Balmoral Bay to Mcleod Drive. Painted this view after I came back from work. Had to paint it in a hurry before the sunlight vanished from the view.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

A glimpse over the fence

The red brush behind our hedges was suddenly lit so brightly as if it were a flame moments before sunset.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

In the fading sunlight

Did this oil sketch in less than 20 minutes before the last ray of sunlight fleeted away.

A view on our backyard

A corner of our backyard where my wife's flower bed is. Now sumer is over, and most of the flowers have faded away.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Sunday, September 21, 2008

A glimpse of Brandon North Hill

Painted this distant view of Brandon Mental Health Center from the Veteran Road and first street in the early afternoon. It was really a hot day.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Clear Lake

Came to paint at Clear Lake again. It was rather chilly even though sunlight came out of the clouds briefly. As soon as I set up my easel I saw a wedding was going on right in my view. People who passes by thought I was commissioned to paint this view by the wedding planner.

A cottage on Tawapit Drive

It was rather cold when I started to paint this beautiful cottage on Tawapit Drive at Riding Mountain National Park. The original landscaping on this property was designed and done by the same person who designed the garden for the Visitor's Center.

Friday, September 19, 2008

From our backyard again

Tried to finish this painting in half an hour before light fades away in our backyard.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Sunset on Clear Lake

Painted another view of sunset on Clear Lake from the 9th Hole of Clear Lake Golf Course.

Color of the fall

Came to paint from this spot again when the brushes are turning so red.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Sunset sky

Tried to capture the moment when everything in view was suddenly transfigured by the fleeting sunlight in our backyard.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Before night taking over

Did this oil sketch in less than 30 minutes before sunlight faded away completely. What attracted me to this view again is the contrast of the brightly lit leaves of the tress and the encroaching dark shadow of the evening.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Color of the fall

The virginia creeper dangling from our patio has turned into a flame of red color in the afternoon sunlight. Painted this view after work from our patio

In in remaining sunlight

It was almost 6:30 in the evening when I started to paint this view over my driveway.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

A view on Balmoral Bay

Turning around my easel I painted another view from the same spot.

A view on an empty lot on Balmoral Bay

Painted this view framed by the ash tree turning into vibrant golden yellow in the morning sunlight.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

A house standing on 15th Street

Half an hour into painting, it started to drizzle and never cleared up again for the day. However I stayed on to finish this painting keeping in mind what it was like in the brief morning sunlight.

Friday, September 12, 2008

A path on Balmoral Bay

I have painted from the same spot countless times now. Yet each time I remain excited about what I see as if I had never been here before. Painted this view after I came back from work.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Same view again on a rainy afternoon

Painted this view from the same spot in an opposite direction. It was very cloudy and it started to drizzle.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Remaining sunlight in the fall

Light fades away so fast now when the day is getting shorter and shorter. Painted this view again before supper.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Sign of the fall

Leaves of the trees start to change colors now and no doubt fall is here now.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Clear Lake from Wasagaming Drive

It started to rain heavily by the time we got back to Wasagaming. After lunch we waited in the car for the rain to stop. As soon as the rain stopped. I set up my easel and painted this view of the lake under the roof of a picnic gazebo.

A glimpse of the Golf Course

We went to Clear Lake today to take down my paintings from the exhibition at Wasagaming Gallery. It was still too early when we arrived and, so we drove up to the Clear Lake Golf Course. It was rather cloudy when I set up to paint this view.

Caught in rain

It was pouring when I drove to Dinsdale Park in the morning. Painted this view from my car.