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Wednesday, 11 November 2019

Embarking on the Koningsdam this afternoon. Most likely won’t have a painting to post before we leave port at 5 pm so thought I’d post a note to say I’ll be off-line for several days and will catch up when I can.

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Tuesday, 12 November 2019

I was giving myself a hard time this evening as I walked towards the most amazing sky. I was at Fort Lauderdale Beach as the sun set. The sky over the Atlantic was blue and pink. Add in the colour of the ocean with the brown of the beach and I was in Artist’s heaven! Oh, and the palm trees…

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The reason I was giving myself a hard time – something I do a lot, unfortunately – was because I brought my heavy DSLR with me and it had the long lens on it. It was no good for this type of shooting. I should have had the smaller lens. Funny enough, yesterday I chose the smaller lens and was wishing I had the longer one. Sigh. So I was giving myself a hard time because I should have just left the camera and relied on my phone camera instead, which takes amazing photos.

A short while later, we’re walking along the rode and I gasp! Oh my goodness, a sight I have never seen before. The full moon rising out of the Atlantic ocean. So gorgeous. I was so grateful to have my long lens on my DSLR, let me tell you! So, that voice I listened to as I was grabbing my camera and thinking of leaving it behind, the one that whispered…take the long lens…knew what was coming. Glad I listened.

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316/365 Full moon rising over the Atlantic ocean in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. 12 Nov 2019 ©WQuinn

Tonight’s painting is inspired by silhouetted palm trees at sunset.

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316/365 Painting of the Day, 12 Nov 2019 ©WQuinn

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Monday, 11 November 2019

…at the end of the day we will remember them…

For the Fallen by Laurence Binyon

Every day I remember the great sacrifice so many made for us but more so today on our remembrance day. My cousin George Robinson, A/Sgt with the First Special Service Force (aka Devils Brigade), was killed in action in Anzio, Italy. My uncle Bill Quinn survived but suffered terribly from PTSD and eventually took his own life. In their memory and to those who have served and continue to serve, thank you.

Today’s painting and photo

Inspired by Florida:

315/365 Painting of the day, 11 November 2019 © WQuinn

Cruising Florida’s inner coastal waterway with the water taxis

Florida's inner coastal  waterway
315/365 Photo of the day, 11 November 2019 © WQuinn

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Sunday, 10 November 2019

Happy birthday to my beautiful goddaughter, Vanessa!

I’m writing this from an airplane, on my way to Fort Lauderdale…the start of my vacation

!Tonight’s painting will be painted in Fort Lauderdale as I didn’t have time to do it this morning.

Today’s photo is of my sweet Dukes. He’s scared of the vacuum and hides under the covers on my bed.

White cat with grey spots on face is hiding under covers. Only his nose, right eye and paw are visible as the blanket drapes over his head.
314/365 Photo of the day, 10 November 2019 © WQuinn

Tonight’s painting is inspired by tonight’s sunset from on high – taken from the airplane.

Watercolour painting sunset, blue sky on high fades into yellow then a glorious fire orange which touches the blackness of the earth.
314/365 Painting of the day, 10 November 2019, © WQuinn
Sunset photo: blue sky on high fades into yellow then a glorious fire orange which touches the blackness of the earth.
Tonight’s sunset from the airplane, © WQuinn 2019