Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Shaw Woods - August

10 x 10"     Oil on Birch Panel

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Over the Tree Tops

6 x 6"     Oil on Birch Panel

The Ottawa Valley has experienced some fabulous skies this summer.  I painted this one evening last week from my back deck.  It was a very hot, humid evening and I had no energy to go out looking for a painting spot.  My husband suggested I sit on the deck and paint the clouds over the trees.  Thanks, Phil.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Paintings of spots along Forest Lea Road

Godin's Garden   6 x 6"    Oil on Birch Panel

Our neighbours down the road keep a lovely garden which over looks fields to the south.  The pink structure in the background is the foundation of an old barn that has fallen down many years ago.  I love the view of the old foundation against the greens of the fields and the bright flowers of Rob and Peg's garden.

Walter's Hayfield         8 x 8"   Oil on Birch Panel

The sun was nearly set when I started this painting of our neighbour's recently cut hay.  The colours were rich and the lines produced by the rows of hay were important elements of the design, it was a very hot, humid Sunday evening but I couldn't resist what this scene had to offer.  I was glad that I painted it when I did as the next day the hay was baled and the lovely rows of drying hay were gone.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Sundown at KO Lodge

6 x 6"  Oil on Birch Panel

This is the final painting at KO Lodge after a glorious afternoon of painting under wonderful skies that changed minute by minute.  As the sun was close to setting only a few clouds remained and the water became still and flat reflecting perfectly the trees and sky. 

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

KO Lodge

Another gorgeous day painting in the Deep River area.  This summer has been a wonderful time for going out on painting adventures with my friend Marina.

Driftwood Park

This is the first of my summer paintings, Marina and I spent a gorgeous day in the park surrounded by Lady Slippers and mosses.  Today being a rainy day, it's been a great day to catch up on photographing and cropping and posting.