Saturday, October 31, 2009

Thursday, October 29, 2009

A view on Balmoral bay

Cold, wet, and cloudy it was towards the end of the day. Again painted this view on Balmoral Bay in gouache. What attracted me to this view was the remaining red leaves on the tree.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Standing in the drizzle of rain

In the drizzle of rain I painted this view before supper, again in gouache . I had to rush it trough before it got too wet.  There is a sort of dreamy feel about the landscape at this time of the year , a sudden pause before the final descent  of the snow from the winter.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

A quiet corner at a brief sunny moment

Have painted at this spot numerous times now, but still find it such a  delightful place to paint especially at this time of the year when the small tree with red orange berries starts to change color with its leaves. The sunny movement did not last very long , and in a blink of eyes, it was gone, and it became overcast again. Painted again in gouache.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Friday, October 23, 2009

A glimpse out of our living room window again

It must have rained a bit overnight with the wet driveway. The sun came out briefly , and a gust of wind tossing  leaves into the sky. Did this oil sketch after a quick lunch.

A glimpse over our hedges from our backyard this morning

The only color left is from the lonely aspen tree in Dan's backyard. It is so quiet that I can almost hear the trembling leaves from the aspen.

Monday, October 19, 2009

A bleak view of our front yard

A quick oil sketch of a bleak view from our front yard in the afternoon when it is cold and cloudy. 

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Brandon University Original Building

It is very warm, which makes painting outdoor at noon so enjoyable. It is very quiet on  B.U campus, and thee is not much sign of students activities around other than occasional sight of a few students walking towards the building and one student found herself a quiet corner reading alone.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Finally a warm and sunny afternoon!

Finally the sun comes out after two days of snow. Have Invited my painting class over for painting outdoor today, and it is really an enjoyable experience to all of us. At the end of our outdoor painting session, I started this demo painting of our backyard view. It was  around 4 p.m in the afternoon when the full sunlight was right  on the small maple tree.It  may be the last warm and sunny day today, and winter is already close at the door.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Aftermath of an early snowfall

What a bleak view from our front yard in the afternoon when the snow stopped ! All the leaves from our ash tree were knocked off the tree by the wet snow before they had a chance to turn golden yellow as they always do at this time of the year. With overcasting cloudy sky , with dead leaves scattered over the snow covered lawn and with a little bit of snow flakes still falling , I did this quick oil sketch of a bleak autumn scene.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Snow accumulated on the hedges overnight

Have to admit that there is something absolutely beuatiful about the early snow fall in the fall when the leaves of trees are still green. With the overnight snow accumulated over the hedges contrasting beautifully with the red maple leaves, I spent an hour painting this view before supper today , and finished it just in time to watch the Jeopardy game.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

A sudden fall of snow in early fall season

What a dramatic contrast nature's whimsical brush stroke suddenly creates today! Heavy snow has suddenly created an illusion of a Christmas season if it were not for the remaining green color of the foliages. With snow continuously falling over my canvas , my easel I frantically brushed away the falling snow flakes off my face of canvas to finish this painting before it was too wet and too cold to make my oil paint stay on the surface.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

In the warm sunlight of the fall

What a sunny and warm afternoon! Painted this view from across the street. It is rare to be still  able to see green color  at this time of the year. The light was receding really fast leaving behind the long and cool shadows of the elm trees.