It is Earth Day today when people all over the world mark this day in various ways. There is certainly a sort of heaviness in my memory of that particular rich habitat of wild life from my childhood years in the remote region of Northwestern China lost for ever. I regret so much for not being able to name the numerous species of birds lost to human encroachment, and so many species of trees lost to human axes , and so many species of fish lost to the diversion of river flow to agricultural irrigation. The crescent moon is dimly visible now high up in the sky , and the big elm trees start to turn green. Finally here comes an early spring.
It is the last day of my art show at the Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba. The show is very well received and attended . I am very pleased with the result. There are about 1400 visitors coming to the show, and I have received lots of positive comments , 15 pages of them ! which will serve as further motivation for me to work even harder. Thank you all for going to view my works , and for leaving so many nice comments on my works!
The air is so fresh with the overnight shower , and the warm and bright sunlight is pouring over the roofs of the houses across the street with the two big trees casting their long shadows across the street where a young fellow with a big black dog is walking by.
A window view on a quiet spring morning when the neighbors were coming home from a walk , a teenager walking a big black dog , and when a letter carrier coming to my door to deliver the mail. Painted this view in oils on a water color paper which is not a pleasant painting experience for sure.