Wednesday, 9 October 2019
Brrr, a cold start to the day, but what an awesome sunrise!
There’s this spot of trees on the westbound 50, at the bend just before la Verendrye, that looks incredible every autumn. Every year I wish I had a camera with me to capture it. Today was the day. Not only did I have my phone, which had an awesome camera, I was also a passenger and there was enough daylight to capture the beauty of those colours.
Tuesday evening, we were driving west bound on the 174. I was the passenger and was watching the scenery unfold. At one point, I could see the sleeping giant (Eardly escarpment) in the distance and a peninsula of Petrie island poking out into the Ottawa river. Trees were on the sandy peninsula. It was quite a sight, one I wished I could have captured with a camera so I could reference the details. But I had to go by memory. Here’s a rough version of what I saw…today’s painting:
I may have another go at it tomorrow. Practice, and all that.