Wednesday, 4 December 2019

Snow fell for a good part of the morning, bringing a winter wonderland feel to the yard. Activity around the bird feeders picked up today with the wild turkeys visiting, along with a few chickadees, a downey woodpecker, several blue jays and Mr and Mrs Cardinal popped by to say hi, but didn’t venture to the feeder. Two black squirrels were chasing each other up and down the tree branches and the chipmunk made an appearance today too!

Wild turkey looking at the camera
338/365 Photo of the day, wild turkey, 4 December 2019, © WQuinn
Chipmunk, © WQuinn 2019
Black squirrel, © WQuinn 2019
Bluejay, © WQuinn 2019
Downey woodpecker, © WQuinn 2019
Mr Cardinal, © WQuinn 2019
Mrs Cardinal, © WQuinn 2019
Wild turkey, © WQuinn 2019

A little Christmas cheer for today’s painting


Tuesday, 3 December 2019

I was having a lovely and delicious belated birthday dinner with family this evening when I wondered for a second what day it was, thinking Friday or Saturday which meant a sleep-in tomorrow morning. Then it hit me…it’s Tuesday!

Thankfully I’m teleworking tomorrow which is an extra hour of sleep.

All day I have wanted to paint a tree. A plain brown, bare tree. As I started to paint, my first thought was you can’t have just a plain old tree on white paper…there needs to be a sky, grass… something. So I added it in. But the tree just didn’t look quite right so I added more…and more…

Watercolour painting landscape mountains, meadow with trees on distance and one large brown bare tree in the forefront
337/365 Painting of the day, 3 December 2019 © WQuinn

Today’s photo is a Downey woodpecker that dropped by the suet feeder this morning.

Small black and white woodpecker hangs on metal cage eating suet
337/365 Downey woodpecker, Photo of the day, 3 Dec 2019 © WQuinn


Sunday, 1 December 2019

Happy December!

I woke up to a frosty morning that was oh so beautiful! The river is frozen over and with the glow of sunrise shining on it, it was breathtaking. Then again, it could have been the cold that took my breath away!

Frosty morning sunrise glow on frozen river
335/365 Photo of the day, sunrise, 1 December 2019, © WQuinn

This painting isn’t what I had in mind when I started. I was going to throw it out and start fresh but something kept me working at it.


Saturday, 30 November 2019

Happy birthday aunt Doreen!

I start every morning off with a moment watching the sunrise, watching dawn break, the sky slowly get brighter, wondering what colours the clouds will take on…yellow, orange, red? And I take a photo…just in case not able to capture another moment during the day, I’ll always have the sunset.

334/365 Sunrise, photo of the day, 30 November 2019, © WQuinn

I was in the mood for a Christmas scene!

Watercolour painting landscape red barn with snow around and evergreen treee
334/365 Painting of the day, 30 November 2019, © WQuinn