Suffered from a migraine attack , and stayed in bed until 3 p.m in the afternoon. When I pulled up the curtain it was dark , windy , cold and snowy outside. The honeymoon of warm weather was obviously over!
It was so warm today that the snow start to melt away on our driveway. A quick oil sketch to mark the unusual sight. Had to take Sarah to Rivers to board on the train to Edmonton in the afternoon. Not in a mood to spend more time to complete this sketch.
The weather is simply too nice to pass. Standing in our backyard, I set up my easel again to paint the view which I face on a daily basis. Over the past decade fewer and fewer trees left standing there now due to age and the elements. I remember when we first moved here in 1998 there were so many more trees standing there behind the line of hedges making it almost impossible to get a glimpse of the houses there. Sarah is going back to school tomorrow, and I always feel a bit emptiness in my heart when she leaves. This Christmas is so special with her coming home with her friend , and with my sister and her family joining us after 8 years of their moving away from Brandon. Now one by one they are gone again , leaving us with unforgettable memory, and a sense of loneliness which will only dissipate with our daily busy self-engagement. The sun is setting again drenching everything in view with a warm wash of light and colour.