A rainy day and night makes for a dark Halloween. 🎃👻
Went for dinner after work and a little shopping afterwards. Kept forgetting it was Halloween and the little ones were trick or treating. Hardly anyone in the stores, which was a real bonus!
Tonight’s photo is of the flower bouquet I bought for our Thanksgiving dinner.
I rarely know how a painting will turn out and am usually pleasantly surprised. Sometimes I don’t like it, sometimes I do. Other times, few and far between, I’m thrilled. But I’m always in awe of the process and happy little mistakes that make the painting. I struggled with this one. That’s the thing with watercolour…there’s only so much you can do before the paper buckles or tears. I was close to throwing it out but stuck with it and am happy I did.
So long October…it’s been real. Bring on November!
A migraine headache kept me in bed for most of the day. I did manage a few photos through the window of nature unfolding around me though. And found time to squeeze a painting in.
Funny enough, I used a colour on my travel watercolour set that I had never used before. I must say, I LOVE the colour 🙂
Tonight’s painting is inspired by Bob Ross and his mountains. And the photo, well it was a tough one because I had four to choose from and they were all pretty sweet, but this turkey and those fall colours wins out tonight.
Somehow, someway, I managed to forget to post here last night.
It was a fantastic day, afternoon and evening. The weather was mild. You could say it was even warmish. An amazing sunset, a bright red ball and thin line on the horizon, as a wall of cloud rushed in, covering us in darkness.
I love when mother nature sets up a photo opportunity for me, like the leaf in the tree below!
Well now wasn’t that a party. The whole family, except my sweet oldest niece who had to work, altogether for the first time in over a year.
My nephew James made a beautiful and delicious chocolate cake with whipped cream icing and chocolate ganache.
I was laid up with a swollen knee today and didn’t manage to get outside to take photos but I did step out on the veranda as the sun was beginning to set and capture some photos of the yard and this sweet hardy flower that’s still blooming after several frosts.
I don’t often know what I’m going to paint each day. Sometimes I look at a blank canvas for several minutes before anything comes to me. Other times, as I’m unpacking my supplies, I wonder what I’ll paint, where I’ll start… Usually I start with the sky. I ask myself, blue or red? And I go from there. Once the sky is painted, I just keep going, following my guidance.