Sunday, November 30, 2008
Snow flakes were falling gently and silently from the sky blanketing everything in sight and smoothing out footprints and tire tracks on the street. The monotonous fall of the snow seems to have a hypnotizing effect on me whiling I am painting this view in the snow. A year is coming to an end again so fast, and before I know it this particular moment with its body of emotions will again become distant memory. Cherish and savor every moment of your life.
Saturday, November 29, 2008
Friday, November 28, 2008
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Saturday, November 22, 2008
It was sunny again in the afternoon and I went out with my easel again to try to get another painting done before the supper. A few steps away across the street and turning back to view our neighborhood I could not resist the view of grove of trees against the warm sunny sky.
Right next to the neighborhood of Cornwallis C resent is a group of houses and apartment buildings subsidized by government. I passed this neighborhood on a daily basis on my way to work. There is nothing really exceptionally beautiful about this area nevertheless the light and color often transfigure what seems to be a mundane view into something visually extraordinary. Half way through the painting the sun disappeared behind the clouds and it suddenly turned windy and cold.
Friday, November 21, 2008
Do not have to work this morning but got up early nevertheless to try to paint the moment when the sun was rising. It was 20 Celsius below zero when I painted this view on Balmoral Bay on our door step early this morning . It was too cold for me to paint very long and wrapped it up in 30 minutes.
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Always tried to capture the moment when the last sunlight tinged every object and suddenly everything in sight was immersed in the last glow of sunset contrasting dramatically with the cool dark shadow of dusk. Is this the moment? Hope it is and hope I got it.
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
I have been painting a stage backdrop for our high school annual production for the past few days which left me with even less time to paint out door. Tonight , The King and I will have its first show for the public and I wish it will be a great success!
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Monday, November 17, 2008
Rushing back to the path between Cornwallis C resent and Balmoral Bay I sketched this view in a hurry before sunlight faded away completely from my sight. What interested me visually was the last spot of light caught on the fence of Mr. Gross's backyard. I wish I had more time.
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Somehow, I tend to listen to more of Rachmaninoff and Chopin at this time of the year. Maybe somehow the mood of the season resonates more the sort of emotions which often find their expressions in the composers' music. The theme from the third movement of Rachmaninof's second Symphony just reverberated in me while I was painting today across the street in the afternoon on Balmoral Bay.
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Snow melt away and a drizzle of rain came after a warm break in the weather. After coming back home from work, I painted this view of the wooded area next to our driveway on Balmoral Bay. It was dark and gloomy , foreboding a heavy snow fall over the night.
Sunday, November 9, 2008
Saturday, November 8, 2008
Friday, November 7, 2008
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Sunday, November 2, 2008
It was so nice to be able to get away from Brandon to Grand Valley to do some painting. Thanks to Becky and her family who came to pick me up around 3 pm to take me to a spot on Little Saskatchewan River there. It was already a bit late when we got there and the sunlight was fading away really fast. I managed to finish this oil sketch and Becky did a lovely plein air watercolor.
Saturday, November 1, 2008
Drove 200 kilometers to Winnipeg early in the morning to do more paintings there. However, once we got to the spot only to discover that I forgot to bring my brushes. Had to find a art supply store to get some cheap paint brushes to get back to paint this view on Assiniboine River across from Assiniboine Park in Winnipeg when the sun started to break out of the heavy clouds lighting up the surface of the river. Hope that I had captured that special and fleeting moment.