Monday, March 29, 2010

A busy day at the Royal Manitoba Winter Fair at Brandon Keystone Centre

Painted this view at the Winter Fair on the second day of the fair with lots of visitors passing through the hall way. I set up right beside the food stand with the aroma of the food permeating the air.

A glimpse of green color

A shimmering color of green in the afternoon sun with the elm tree casting its long shadow over the warm and water soaked lawn.

Into the azure sky

It is really refreshing to see the old willow trees showing sign of awakening to spring against the azure sky in the morning.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

flowerbed in warm sunlight

Time to thaw

Sunny and warm as I was painting this view of Assiniboine River with its ice starting to thaw. Spring seemed to have come earlier this year. It was really exciting to see springs in people's steps as they took a leasiurely strolls along the river bank.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Spring back to the backyard

It is really exciting painting outdoor today in our backyard with  the warm sunlight beating down  on my back. Happy birthday, Sarah ! hoping this view will remind you that it was not that long ago when you looked out of your bedroom window to realize that spring was back with robins.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Before the encroaching shadow of the night

A quiet stroll with a dog

Another quick acrylic sketch from the same spot  when a young fellow with his dog was walking towards me.

Turning of the season

With most of the snow melted away, finally patches of olive green grass are exposed to the warm sunlight. I could sense the change of the season while working on this quick acrylic sketch early in the afternoon.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

A breath of fresh spring air

Most of the snow has melted away , and the sign of spring is everywhere now. Yet it is still a bit  cold outside today.

Two big silver maple trees on Balmoral Bay

It is partially cloudy towards 12 o'clock when I start this painting of the two impressive silver maple trees standing on a front yard on Balmoral Bay.

Sign of spring?

Backyard in the early morning. The flowerbed  was totally free of snow now with the little statuette of an angel standing in the full sunlight.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Sign of spring?

A quick oil sketch of the grove of trees right next to our driveway   in the afternoon when it was getting cold and windy.

Sign of spring?

A quick acrylic sketch on  this bright sunny morning when a lady  walking a big  black dog was passing by.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Sign of spring?

A glimpse of the back alley on Balmoral Bay with snow melting away. I could feel the warm sunlight on my back. What a sense of freedom !

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Flowerbed finally exposed without the snow

It is Pi day today , and I am looking for something circular to paint. Hence, the flowerbed in our backyard without being totally covered by the snow. Painted around 3: 14 PM.!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Friday, March 12, 2010

A stretch of Assiniboine River in late afternoon sunlight

Drove all the way to Dinsdale Park  after work today to paint at the quiet location. Surrounded with silence and warm air, I did this quick oil sketch before the sun light quickly retreated behind the horizon. The rushing sound of the flow of the river over the broken ice, and the clanking of CN freight cars across the river only added to the tranquility of the scene.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Trees stretching into a cloudy sky

It was getting even darker outside towards late afternoon with a foggy sky. Looking at the impressively big tree stretching itself into a cloudy sky pumped me into this acrylic sketch before supper. I felt much better with my migraine headache almost gone. 

Driveway without snow

It was wet and cloudy outside but I could smell spring in the air with so much moisture.  The snow that perpetually covered our drive was gone with the warm weather leaving a pool of water reflecting the hedges without snow.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

View out of the window at night

A quick acrylic sketch of the window view at night when it was really dark and quiet outside. The thick darkness was  relieved by the bright street light as well as the flicks of lights from the houses across the street.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Driveway in the late afternoon on a cloudy day

A pool of water from the melted snow accumulated on the driveway. It is the first sign of the turning of the season.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

A view from the east side of the town

It was sunny and warm today. It was so nice to paint at this location which I had not been to for long. It was so quiet here with its silence occasionally broken by the laugh and talk of a few young kids tobogganing down the slope.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

A rare glimpse of hoarfrost view from our front yard across the street

It was just beautiful when the sun came out in the afternoon lighting up  the intricacies of branches of the trees laced  with the hoarfrost against an azure blue sky!

Waking up to a fresh morning

It was beautiful to see the hoarfrost lining up the branches of the trees in the morning. Hope it will be sunny today. Then it will be even more beautiful  to see.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Smell of spring?

With  so much moisture in the air I could almost smell a bit of spring. It was wet and cloudy today.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

At the opening reception of my art exhibition at the Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba

The opening reception is very successful! and lots of people show up for the event. I feel so honored to be able to share with people what I have been working on passionately for the last 7 years. It is an occasion for celebration of not my personal accomplishment but the joy and pride of every person who call Brandon his or her home.

Chasing the Vista of Brandon

Here is my E-invitation to all of you who are interested in coming to my art show at the Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba. The opening reception will be at 7:30 p.m on March 4th. It is really exciting to be able to have this opportunity to have my works exhibited at this public gallery!  I have never expected a day like this would come to me,  and certainly not so when I started the project of painting Brandon on a daily basis almost 7 years ago. Now 7 years  and 7 exhibitions  later,  I have built up a collection  of over 10000 paintings done on location. For more information about this exhibition please go to Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Sign of spring?

I know it is too early to find any sign of spring yet. However, suddenly there stands the row of hedges without snow now, and with the splash of sunlight pouring down I do feel a bit of spring seeping through the window.