Monday, November 30, 2009

Sunset on Napili Shore

After coming home from a trip to Kepaniwai Park, Fenping starts to prepare supper, I come down to the beach right below the Gazebo restaurant to be struck by the view of sunset. I set up my easel right away trying to capture the drama. But it just all happen too fast and before I know it, it is getting darker, and too dark for me to see my canvas. 

Another view from the Napili Shore in the morning

I come back to the same spot making another attempt to paint almost the same view hoping that there will be no more downpour today. It is so mesmerizing to paint here caressed by warm and gentl tropical wind, listening to  the crashing sound of the waves against the rocks.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

On the Napili Shore, Maui, Hawaii

I have to pinch myself to believe it is not a dream that I am standing on the Napili shore painting the morning sky and ocean on the Pacific coast of Maui, Hawaii. After 6 hours flight from Wancouver and 3 hours flight from Winnipeg, we finally landed on this beautiful  island yesterday ! It is a bit cloudy when I start this painting. However, soon the drizzle of rain is followed by pouring rain. I am totally drenched before I can finish this painting. What an exciting experience!

Friday, November 27, 2009

On a warm sunny November morning

Still no sign of snow at the end of November. Upon opening the door the warm sunlight was washing over the trees. We are leaving Brandon this afternoon starting our exciting trip to Maui, Hawaii.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Before the sunset

It is quite unbelieveable to be still able to stand outsite painting at this time of the year without wearing even my hat. It wat late in the afternoon when the sunlight receded very fast and  a cresent moon was appearing  in the sky and on were the lights from the houses across the street.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

St. Mathew Cathedral of Anglican Church of Brandon

I do not know  how many times I have not  passed this impressive church building ,St. Mathew Cathedral of Anglican church of Brandon without thinking of stopping to paint it on this location. The opportunity seems to have arrived today when the full afternoon sunlight have lit up its facade making it radiate in the receding afternoon sunlight. It is unusually warm again, and standing there painting on the quiet corner of 13th Street and Louise Avenue is such a delightful experience when I can feel myself totally enveloped and caressed by a warm and almost tangible serenity. 

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Color of the Season at the Green Spot Garden Centre

This morning, to mark the International  Sketch crawl Day , a few of us met at the Green Spot Garden Center to sketch and paint thanks to the graciousness  from its owner. The sea of red poinsettia display is quite visually striking as  you step into the center when the early morning sunlight radiates through its roof.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

A quick sketch from our backyard before sunset

Did this quick oil sketch before sunset. It is so unusually warm for this time of the year in late November that there is still no sign of snow yet.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Touched by the last light of the day

It is quite impressive to see how the late afternoon sunlight could easily transform something so ordinary into something visually striking in a blink of eyes.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

In the late afternoon sunlight --- a view on 13th Street

The old building catching late afternoon sunlight is what attracted me to this spot on 13th Street close to Louise Ave.

St. Augustine Roman Catholic Church of Brandon

 A Roman Catholic Church of Brandon on Lorne Avenue looming large in the early afternoon sunlight.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Brandon Central Fire Station

Painted this historical building today from a point of view on  the parking lot on Princess Ave this morning. It was warm but a bit windy.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

In the last glow of the day

It is cold painting outdoor today. However, the warm wash of sunlight was so enticing that I simply could not resist the temptation. Painted this view again in gouache before supper.