Monday, October 31, 2011

A glimpse into the darkness on Halloween night

Did this quick oil sketch from our doorway while handing out treas to young kids coming to the door yelling out "Trick and Treat!".

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Looking out of the window on a cloudy morning

Painting the window view and listening to Canada in Concert marking 75th anniversary of CBC on CBC Radio2 is such a mesmerizing experience.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Against the dark and gloomy sky

It was cold and dark outside towards late afternoon with a little of rain drizzling down when I did this quick oil sketch in our backyard.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Standing alone leafless

The end of the fall season is so obvious when the lone poplar tree is now standing alone leafless behind the hedge. A quick oil sketch before supper.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

a sunset moment after a shower of rain

After a shower of rain, the sun came out. Did a quick oil sketch of the brief moment when the trees are caught in the last light of the day.

Looking over the hedges

A quick oil sketch from out patio looking over the hedges when it was dark and cloudy with drizzle of rain.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Monday, October 24, 2011

A sunset moment from our backyard

A quick oil sketch from our backyard when the sun started to break out of the cloudy Sky.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

A sign of the season

You can tell what time of the year it is just by looking at the color of the bags with leaves on their front yard. A quick oil sketch from our front yard late in the afternoon.

A window view on a sunny morning

a quick oil sketch from our bedroom window.

A view on 14th Street of Brandon

Did this plein air oil of the view on 14th street on Sunday morning from Stanley Park of Brandon.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Fenping fixing the zipper on my winter coat

A quick oil sketch of Fengping fixing the zipper on my winter coat in the evening.

Balmoral Bay on the cloudy Saturday morning

What a difference a day makes ! It was cold and cloudy today. Painted this view of our neighbourhood on the street.

Friday, October 21, 2011

A glimnpse of sunset from Becky's veranda

A glimnpse of sunset from Becky's  veranda before I joined them for the supper in the evening.

Painting on Balmoral Bay late in the afternoon

A quick oil sketch of Becky plein air painting in watercolour on Balmoral Bay around 3 p.m.

A view of Balmoral Bay early in the afternoon

Becky joined me painting this view of Balmoral Bay early in the afternoon. What a beautiful day to paint!

Light and colour of late fall

A view from our front yard early in the morning with typical light and colour of the late fall season.

In the early morning light

A glimpse of the pot of pink Petunia still blooming at this time of the year hanging from our patio.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Monday, October 17, 2011

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Painting in the sculpture garden late in the afternoon

Did one more plein air oil from the Winnipeg Sculpture Garden before heading back to Brandon.

From Winnipeg Sculpture Garden

This is our first visit to the Winnipeg Scupture Garden. Did this oil sketch of a view from the garden admist of strong gust of wind.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Painting in the dim street light

Reached our friends' place before they came home. While wainting, I did this quick oil sketch of their house in the lim street light at 8 p.m.

The footbridge across the Assiniboine River at Winnipeg Assiniboine Park

Came to the footbridge late in the afternoon to continue my plein air painting in the park. The Assiniboine River at the park gleamed in the late afternoon sunshine. It was a delightful painting experience.

The Pavilion with the new duck pond in Winnipeg Assiniboine Park

Have not been back to Winnipeg for a visit for more than a year. Delighted to see the expanded duck pond there which changed the landscape of the park.

Another view from our car when it turned dark and cloudy

Another quick oil sketch from our moving car when the sky turned cloudy and dark with sunlight breaking through the gathering clouds.

On our way to Winnipeg from Brandon on trans Canada highway

A glimpse of sunrise. A quick oil sketch from our car. On our way to Winnipeg from Brandon I did this quick oil sketch from the passenger seat while Ping was driving.

" The Halfway Tree"

while the wife was driving with me sitting on passenger seat, I sported the halfway tree halfway through the driving from Brandon to Winnipeg early in the morning, I asked her to pull over and did this quick oil sketch of the halfway tree

Friday, October 14, 2011

from our backyard on a crispy autumn morning

Another  quick oil sketch from our backyard  in the morning.

On a brief sunny morning

A quick oil sketch from our backyard in the morning when the wooded spot along  our hedge was steeped in full morning sunlight ,which varnished  soon giving way to cloudy sky.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Harvest Moon joining Jupiter

A beautiful night sky with full harvest moon with Jupiter twinkling brightly on its left side. A quick oil sketch from our backyard.

From our sunny back yard

It is so nice to see the sunny autumn sky from our backyard !

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Blooming alone at the door

A quick oil sketch from our front yard where the surviving  pot of begonia still blooming at this time of the year.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Monday, October 10, 2011

Another window view on the autumn morning

It is foggy and rainy outside. The mood from outside blends so well with that of Rachmaninoff's second   piano concerto  aired on CBC Radio 2 while I  am painting again the window view.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Window view on an autumn morning

Painting the fall scene  from the window in the morning while listening to CBC Radio 2 Sunday program  is such a mesmerizing moment for my soul!

Saturday, October 8, 2011

The almost leaf-less basswood trees across the street

The sun came out of the clouds briefly in the morning. I set up my easel in a hurry to try to capture the brief moment when the morning sunlight is shining through the basswood trees across the street with its shimmering surface in the sun.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Looking down the street in the last light

A quick oil sketch of Balmoral Bay in the last light when the fallen leaves  are scurrying around in the gust of wind.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Looking over the hedges

So windy today , and  did this quick oil sketch  in half an hour admist the howling Autumn wind.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

A glimpse of our house from the other side of the hedges

I have painting class today, and do not have much time after school. I did this quick oil sketch from the other side of the hedges in the receding sunlight.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

a glimpse of sunset from our backyard

I have never in my life received so many birthday greetings as this year from my Facebook friends. It is such a busy day for me! There is a after-school meeting for support staff at school , and it was past 5 pm already when I came home. I drove straight to North Hill to deliver a painting , and  after coming  back to finish my supper in a hurry, we went to cast our vote for Manitoba provincial election. It was already past 7 p.m when I came home, and there was not much of sunlight left.  I came to my easel on our patio and did this quick oil sketch of sunset to mark my 51st birthday.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Another quick oil sketch from our backyard

In the receding afternoon sunlight I did one more quick oil sketch of our house facing the late afternoon sunlight from our backyard.

The big poplar tree towering over our hedges in our backyard

A quick oil sketch of the towering poplar tree from our backyard in the afternoon.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Returning to the aspen wood on Lake Katherine

Returned to Lake Katherine in the afternoon to painted the same aspen wood with most of aspens have shed their leaves already. However, there is something even more beautiful about the sight.

A glimpse of Clear Lake from the golf course

This is the finished painting from behind the well-known restaurant on the top of Clear lake golf course. It took me about 4 hours from start to finish. It is 24"x 36" on stretched canvas.

A glimpse of Clear Lake from Clear Lake Golf Course

An exciting painting experience at Clear Lake Golf course on a quiet Sunday morning !

Saturday, October 1, 2011

A glimpse of our house across the street in the glare of late afternoon sunlight

Painted this view as a demonstration for my painting workshop conducted as part of cross Canada Culture Days activities.