Wednesday, 9 October 2019

Brrr, a cold start to the day, but what an awesome sunrise!

Sunrise over Gatineau, A50 onramp © WQuinn 2019

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.

Red, orange and yellow trees on side of road
282/365 Photo of the day, 9 October 2019 © WQuinn

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:

Watercolour painting landscape trees on sandy peninsula with hills in background
282/365 Painting of the day, 9 October 2019, © WQuinn

I may have another go at it tomorrow. Practice, and all that.