Friday, December 31, 2010

Sunset moment on the last day of the year

This is my way to say goodbye to the year 2010! As the sun is setting , I am standing by the window looking out with my pochade box trying to leaving the last impression behind.

One more window view early in the afternoon

One more window view early in the afternoon of the wooded spot over the hedges.

Another glimpse from our living room window

Another quick oil sketch looking out of the window at noon.

A glimpse from our doorway

Simply too cold to paint outdoor. I did this quick oil sketch looking out of the door at 10 a.m.

Dawn on the last day of the year

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.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

In the receding sunlight

Always captivated by the snow-covered hedges as they glow with the snow in the last light.

From our front yard this morning

What a beautiful winter morning!

Window view on a beautiful morning

Crispy clear sky and beautiful sunrise greeted us this morning instead of an expected snow storm. What a pleasant surprise!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

An amusing moment

  1. Did a quick oil sketch of Fengping quite amused by what was going on in a Mainland China reality dating show on internet while she was knitting a mitten at the the table.

Looking out of the bedroom window early in the morning

The sunlight appeared only briefly this morning before it disappeared. I am glad that I did pull up the curtain and did this oil sketch standing by the window.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Whose house is this ?

Again I had to stopped my car on my way home to paint a quick oil sketch of this impressive house close to Super Store.

An impressive profile of a house on Victoria Avenue of Brandon

It may take me forever to get home today, for I stopped my car again and did this oil sketch of An impressive profile of a house on Victoria Avenue of Brandon.

A glimpse of St. Augustin Roman Catholic Church of Brandon

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

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Another view of our backyard on Boxing Day morning

This is my 4th painting for the Boxing Day morning , and I have been painting nonstop for 5 hours now.

A window view on the beautiful Boxing Day morning

The sun lit up the hoarfrost laced trees around 10 in the morning, and the intense color and light was pouring into the window.

Another view of Balmoral Bay on Boxing Day morning

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.

on the unforgetable sunny morning of Boxing Day

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.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

A full moon winter night

Another quick oil sketch for today looking out of the window, a beautiful full moon hanging aloft.

A glimpse of the Mckenzie building in Brandon

After a  quick errand to Downtown, I did this quick oil sketch from inside of the car parked on the top of the Package at Town-center lat in the afternoon.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

A glimpse of the old Rivers Railway Station

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.

Hedges with snow late Sunday afternoon

Watching the glow of late afternoon light over the snow ,  I did this quick oil sketch through the kitchen window.

A window view , early Sunday afternoon

On a winter sunny morning

It looks deceivingly warm outside when I start  this painting outdoor. Soon the oil paint starts to freeze, and I had to run back to the inside of the house to warm up.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

From our window at dusk

The sun light came back to the sky towards evening, and   the blushing rosy hue started to radiate across the horizon. A quick oil sketch before the sun light faded away.

Early winter morning

O, it is so sweet to observe the brief moment when the warm hue of rising sun sweeping through the cold  inky  night sky suddenly imbuing everything in sight with the stir of life. 

Friday, December 17, 2010

Another window view at night

Just could not resist it, the night view out of the window. A quick oil sketch to mark the tranquil moment of this winter evening.
A brief moment before supper when the snow stopped and the sky let up a bit. Did this quick oil sketch outside using our garbage bin as a support for my thumb box easel.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Another night view out of the window

Looking out of the window at night, I did not feel like going back to bed. The light and color were so beautiful over the blanket of snow , and hence,  another quick oil sketch for today.

In the evening glow

Felt better before supper, and got out of the bed to summer up enough energy to do this quick oil sketch before the light faded away.

Sunny and beautiful outside

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.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

After a heavy snow storm

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.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

It is always captivating me visually, the winter night scene. There is a feel of serenity and cozy  warmness about the view that keeps on beckoning me to do more. A quick oil sketch at the door.

From our backyard again

Not warm certainly but warm enough for me to stand outside in our backyard  to finish this oil sketch before I could feel the bite of the cold.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Looking out of the window into the backyard

Cloudy outside. A quick oil sketch before supper sitting at the dinner table. Nothing exciting to paint, but painted something anyway for today.

Sunday, December 12, 2010