Tuesday, 28 January 2020

Last night, as I dragged the bins to the road for garbage collection, I noticed a pinkish-reddish glow just above the tree line. I’m presuming it was light pollution which tends to be more noticeable on foggy, or low ceiling nights, like last night. I tried to paint it but it’s not at all what I had in mind.

Watercolour painting night sky with red tinge at Horizon and silhouetted trees
28/366 Photo of the day 28 January 2020 © WQuinn
Blue jay on platform feeder of sunflower seeds looking at camera
28/366 Photo of the day 28 January 2020 © WQuinn


Monday, 27 January 2020

How do you follow the perfect January Sunday? With a pretty decent Monday teleworking!

Today was day two of my weekly bird count day. It was a quiet day at the feeders. Was happy to see some birds enjoying my new feeder.

My brother made this for me. It’s the sweetest platform feeder I’ve seen. At one point yesterday, the platform was full of golden finch. But they would fly away whenever the camera came out. I managed to get a photo today with two enjoying it!

This morning, the sun kissed the Eardley escarpment in just the right spot, highlighting the new fallen snow. It looked magical!

Snow covered hills in distance.
27/366 Photo of the day, 27 January 2020 © WQuinn

My niece Shaeleen is visiting this week. I couldn’t decide what to paint tonight so asked for suggestions. She suggested a sunset with mountains and Ireland. This was the best I could do.

Fiery sunset with mountains and water.
27/366 Painting of the day, 27 January 2020 © WQuinn


Sunday, 26 January 2020

Wow. Wow, wow, wow.

Those were my words when I looked outside this morning. A true winter wonderland!

Trees covered in heavy snow
My backyard © WQuinn 2020
Spruce trees covered in snow
26/366 Photo of the day, 26 January 2020 © WQuinn

Today painting is inspired by the amazing view this morning.

Watercolour landscape of trees covered in snow.
26/366 Painting of the day, 26 January 2020 © WQuinn


Saturday, 25 January 2020

Wow, what a mixed bag of weather today, from freezing rain, sleet, snow that at times was like snow balls… No kidding, I was outside filling up the bird feeders and it was ice falling on me. Then these large snow balls started falling, with the east wind, they’d blow right at me. I felt like mother nature was engaging me in a snow fight. I’ve never seen anything quite like it.

25/366 Photo of the day, 25 January 2020 © WQuinn

Today’s painting is inspired by the snowstorm.

25/366 Painting of the day, 25 January 2020 © WQuinn