Freezing rain. Most of the day. Enough said.

A quiet day, a little painting, a little napping, a little photography, a little bird watching…

watercolour painting landscape
055/365 Painting of the day
24 Feb 2019 ©WQuinn
photo of redpolls at bird feeder during freezing rain
055/365 Photo of the day
Redpolls gather at the bird feeder during ice storm
24 Feb 2019 ©WQuinn


A day full of changes…weather wise that is! We went from cloudy to full on snow, to rain, to sunshine and blue skies and I have a picture for each moment. It was a challenge picking one out for photo of the day but I did and I chose the redpolls!

photo of seven common redpoll birds at a bird feeder
046/365 Photo of the day
Redpolls at the feeder
15 Feb 2019 ©WQuinn

For the painting of the day I just went with the flow and this is where I ended:

watercolour painting of a landscape with a rainbow sky, mountains in the distance, green grass, path winding from the mountains to the forefront and a large tree at the front of the painting plus three black birds in flight.
046/365 Painting of the day
Watercolour landscape
15 Feb 2019 ©WQuinn

I had two paintings I had started a few nights ago but didn’t like where they were going or the paper was too wet and the paper was peeling. I didn’t throw them out, thinking I could use the backside as a scrap piece of paper. Mom saw them and was confused why I thought they were no good. I showed them to her, explained my reasoning but she wasn’t buying it. She thought they were fine and I was being to particular. I put them aside and thought I could work on them another day. Maybe one day instead of painting a new painting, I could work on the ones I didn’t like… Well… I was having such a great and relaxing time painting that I had a go at both and am very pleased with how they turned out! Who knew? (Apparently my Mom did!)

Oh that perfectionist…she needs to go somewhere for a very very long trip and hopefully not return.

Happy day!