Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Full moon spring night

A quick oil sketch of the sight of full moon edging up the trees shining brightly in the sky. A quick oil sketch done at 10 p.m. with the help of a flashlight.

In the last glow of the day

It is dazzling to the eyes when the few trees with tender green leaves are lit up by the last glow of late afternoon sunlight. A quick oil sketch from our driveway at 7 p.m.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

April shower

It started to shower towards evening. It was so  refreshing to listen to  the gentle fall of the rain drop onto the roof. Painted this view at 7 p.m.

The color of spring

A glimpse of our house through the emerging green of the foliage of spring at noon.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Friday, April 23, 2010

Thursday, April 22, 2010

How it glows!

How warm and how beautiful the sunlight glows towards the end of the day! A third quick oil sketch for the day.

I can feel the warm caressing hands of spring

Another quick oil sketch to mark the Earth Day today. Here comes the early spring , and also  the young teenager girl taking her leisurely stroll.

On Earth Day today

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.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Color of the early spring

A quick oil sketch of the wooded spot beyond our hedges when it is bathed in  the warm wash of late afternoon sunlight.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Taking her routine stroll in the warm sunlight

Frequently spot this young teenage girl walking around the bay totally lost in the music and in her thought. A quick oil sketch.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

On the last day of my art show

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!

In the warm sunlight

A quick oil sketch of our house with the intense afternoon sunlight shining on the south side of its wall.

Another view from the same location

Four of the kids decided to be put in the picture when they tried to pose for me by walking towards me along the path.

Steeped in the glare of noon hour sunlight

Have not been to this spot for long. Now that spring is here I finally found myself painting at this location again where a group of native kids came to check me out with intense curiosity.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Assiniboine River from Queen Elizabeth Park of Brandon

Came to this spot early in the afternoon. Such a beautiful warm day. I could feel the warm sunlight beating down on my back while painting this view standing on the bank of the river.

A window view on an early spring morning

A quick oil sketch of the window view before heading to my  dental appointment.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

The last glow of the day

A real quick oil sketch  from our backyard before the sunlight vanished completely at 8 p.m.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

A moment after a shower of rain

A quick acrylic sketch at the door before supper when the sun came out briefly after a shower of rain

In an April shower

Love the fresh smell of the air after a shower in April. A quick oil sketch before supper today.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Where birds start to gather

You know spring is here when you hear birds twittering in the trees. It is with the twittering in my ears when I am painting this view from our backyard in late afternoon.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Over the hedges in late afternoon

A glimpse over the hedges into Maureen's backyard in late afternoon. A quick oil sketch.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Last glow of the day

Sunny and quiet Saturday morning on Balmoral Bay

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.

Friday, April 2, 2010

After an April Shower

It was wet and windy today. A quick oil sketch of our wet driveway with the car after an April shower of rain.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Morning when a letter carrier coming to deliver the mail

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.

A cute" bunny "coming to our backyard

Spotted  acute white rabbit early in the morning in our backyard motionless and still giving me enough time to paint a quick oil sketch of him.