Thursday, 13 June 2019

I can’t believe it’s the 13th of June. I’m in bed sick for a couple of days and it feels like I’ve lost a week!

It’s a rainy night (I sure do love a rainy night) and may be a rainy day tomorrow. I missed not having a sunset tonight but that’s what makes it so special when we do have one.

Watercolour painting north sky after sunset in June
164/365 Painting of the day, 13 June 2019, ©WQuinn

Tonight’s painting was inspired by Tuesday night’s northern sky after the sun set. Those colours…wow!

Tonight’s photo…I could spend hours watching these guys. So beautiful!

Family of Canadian geese with goslings
164/365 Photo of the day, 13 June 2019, ©WQuinn


Friday, 7 June 2019

A fun weekend in Toronto this weekend.

Watercolour painting of sunflowers
158/365 Painting of the day, 7 June 2019 ©WQuinn

Had a fun evening at the Medieval Times. We were on the blue team and unfortunately lost. The dinner was great though.

Photo of horses and knights.
158/365 Photo of the day, 7 June 2019 ©WQuinn

Tomorrow we’re heading to Canada’s Wonderland. This will be my first visit! I happened to mention that I was bringing my new travel paint set…laughter rang out. What!? Surely there’s a bench I can sit on to rest and take in the moment.

They were quick to educate me on how busy the place is but, in reflection, decided it was quite possible there’s a tiny park that artists sit in and paint. I think they were humouring me!!! Lol 😂

Just in case, we’ve rented a cabana. I like having a quiet spot, or even just a spot, to sit and be. Really looking forward to it!


Thursday, 6 June 2019

Oh, what a marvellous day! Sunny and warm. A real beautiful June day. I had a tight deadline so wasn’t able to enjoy it as much as I would have liked. But I did manage to get outside during my lunch break, do a few chores and take some pictures.

I was thrilled to see one of the perennials I planted last weekend is blooming! Aren’t Columbines gorgeous?

Columbine flowers
157/365 Photo of the day, 6 June 2019, ©WQuinn

I left my painting to the absolute last minute, 10 minutes before I was to head out the door to my oil painting class! I wasn’t sure what to paint but knew I wanted a blue sky. I’m very happy with this sky and how the entire painting turned out.

Watercolour painting landscape
157/365 Painting of the day, 6 June 2019, ©WQuinn

Tonight was my seventh oil painting class. My painting is coming along. I worked on the background, blending in the colours.

Oil painting in progress


Thursday, 30 May 2019

150 days of painting and photography. Wowzers!

Today was one of those days I imagine when I think of living in the country (more country than where I am now 😉). Perfect mix of sunshine and warmth. Birds chirping, squirrels chattering, sheets flapping on the line.

Bed linen on clothes line

I was working at the kitchen table with the door open, enjoying the warmth and the robin singing. I took advantage of a sunny windy day by hanging my freshly laundered bed clothes on the line. They were dry in no time at all.

I wasn’t sure what to paint today. Looked at the blank page for a few minutes then saw a green vine. This grew from that image:

Watercolour painting vine with red flowers
150/365 Painting of the day, 30 May 2019, ©WQuinn

Tonight’s photo came about as I was heading out the door to painting class. I saw a tractor in the field, I’m presuming sowing?

Tractor sowing field
150/365 Photo of the day, 30 May 2019, ©WQuinn

Tonight was week six of my oil painting class. It’s coming along but I’m still not loving the medium or the process. A friend said I was learning to be disciplined. I realized I don’t want to be disciplined…I prefer to be a free spirit 😉

Oil painting of cherries
Oil painting class. Week 6/10 ©WQuinn

As I’m writing this, the rain in gently falling, peepers and tree toads can be heard (when there’s a break in traffic, that is). I just love a rainy night!