October 29, 2009

Snow paintings

December Sunrise, 7 x 10", watercolour, Oct 2009, $195
These are paintings done for display and sale at the Digby General Hospital as part of their Winter Light show, starting November 18th. I have painted the above winter scene before. It is of the view from the home where I grew up. I have liked the previous paintings so much that I kept it for myself and gave the next one to my parents. The one above is a new interpretation, and is the first time I have offered this scene for sale.
Shadows Stretching, 5 x 7", watercolour, Oct 2009, $98
Light through Trees, 5 x 7", watercolour, Oct 2009, $98
One cold and bright February morning I went for a walk. The snow was newly fallen and the sun was still low in the sky. The light coming through the trees was fantastic. I took many photos and as I go back to them at this time of year, I always find something new to portray.

October 7, 2009

Fall colours

Allain's River, Annapolis Royal, 7 x 10", watercolour, Oct 1, 2009  $250
The leaves are were just starting to turn last week when I stopped in Lequille to take some pictures.    I am sure that if I went back this week the colours would be more dramatic.   I also drove through Bear River where the leaves were fantastic.  I would love to get back there to paint sometime soon.
I am not sure of the name of this river as a nearby plaque referred to the Lequille River.  The Department of Highway's sign called it Allain's River, so that is what I went with.  Please let me know if I have misnamed it.