Trying to paint as many paintings as possible on the last day of the year, I got up early in the morning to sit at the table with my pochade box looking out of the window. The early morning sunlight was lighting up the trees and the snow covered roof in the backyard.
Have to give Sarah a ride to Ten Thousand Village where she will do volunteer work for today. On my way home I stopped on Lorne Ave and did this quick oil sketch of St. Augustin Roman Catholic Church of Brandon steeped in early morning sunlight
After the first painting done from inside of the car, I took my easel out to the side of the street to paint, It was so cold that after just a few minutes my oil paint got frozen solid. Had to stop to get inside the house to warm myself up.
Finally the sun came out after a few days of cloudiness. It was so beautiful outside that I went outside to paint this view from inside of my car even though both my hands and feet got numb with biting coldness after just half an hour.
Sarah was coming home for Christmas this evening , Fengping and I drove to Rivers to pick her up. Before the train arrived , I managed to finish this quick oil sketch while waiting. It was really cold.
Attacked by migraine headache, I had to stay in bed, and slept in. It was so beautiful outside, but alas, being too sick to paint outdoor. Nevertheless, I could not resist the temptation, and tried to do a quick oil sketch only to stop half way through due to a surge of sick feel to the stomach. Had to go back to bed.
Visually I had to admit that I enjoy the sight of a winter with heavy snow. Standing at the door, doing this pochade of the view over the hedges where the few spruce trees were loaded with heavy snow is a heavenly experience.