Monday, 21 October 2019

Voting day!!! Hope you exercised your democratic right and voted today.

I worked from home this morning then stopped in to vote on my way into the office. There were no lineups and it went very quickly.

Lovely spot too!

Trees in full Fall colors
Bush next to voting location © WQuinn 2019
Trees in full colour and a sign directing voting location
Voting location © WQuinn 2019

The weather was a gorgeous 17°C, sun shining. So beautiful! Today’s photo is this morning’s sunrise:

Sunrise over river with steam rising with green frosty grass sloping to river and trees in full autumn colours
294/365 Photo of the day, 21 October 2019, © WQuinn

Todays painting:

Watercolour painting four trees in full Fall colours
294/365 Painting of the day, 21 October 2019, © WQuinn


Wednesday, 18 September 2019

An amazing start to the day…watching the sun slowly rise, the cotton candy-like clouds turn pink and purple, then golden. In the west, a rainbow arched over the field. It’s going to be a great day!

pink clouds in overcast sky as sun rises and pink reflect on water
This morning’s sunrise reflecting in the water ©WQuinn 2019
golden sky as sunrises behind a cloud front, trees silhouetted in foreground
261/365 Photo of the day, 18 Sep 2019, ©WQuinn
watercolour painting landscape blue sky, green rolling hills near sea with three birds flying overhead
261/365 Painting of the day, 18 Sep 2019, ©WQuinn

Can’t believe I forgot to mention the momma deer and her two babies were in a neighbour’s field tonight. Haven’t seen them for a couple of weeks and glad to see their ok. Oh, and the sundog in the western sky tonight. A day and night filled with signs!


I was up in time to catch the sunrise this morning. So grateful because it was AMAZING! And didn’t last very long as it slipped behind a large cloud covering. The rest of the day was under white skies. The river opened up in front of us. I believe it’s been open up in the narrows for a week or so…always takes longer here. Nice to see the geese swimming to and fro and the beavers are making a new home across the way. Now I know where the term…busy beavers…comes from. I’ve been watching them for days now and boy, do they ever work a lot.

092/365 Photo of the day
2 April 2019 ©WQuinn
This morning’s sun rise was spectacular!

The painting of the day is based on a photo I saw, taken by my brother of a sunset at his cottage on the Ottawa river. The photo is stunning. The painting is the best replica I can do with watercolours…at least at this time. Maybe after more experience, I can try it again.

watercolour painting of Ottawa river sunset
092/365 Painting of the day
2 April 2019 ©WQuinn
photo of ottawa river sunset
Inspiration for today’s painting ©GQuinn


Another sunny one!

I woke up at 7 am – which is a great thing because I forgot to set my alarm! – rolled over, looked out my bedroom window at the sky…happy that it’s no longer dark at 7 in the morning, and then I saw it. Big, bright, orange-yellow, and full! The full moon setting.

Needless to say I grabbed my camera and took dozens of shots, after feeding my two starving cats of course. They think they’re starving. They act like they haven’t eaten in months. Funny felines.

photo of full moon setting at sunrise.
050/365 Photo of the day
Full moon setting at sunrise
19 Feb 2019 ©WQuinn

I had a busy day at work, followed by a pleasantly full evening. I started with a snowshoe around the property, taking pictures here and there and filling up the bird feeders. After supper, I made a few sheets of homemade seed paper, then finished my evening off with a watercolour painting.

This morning’s full moon setting was my inspiration for tonight’s painting.

watercolour painting of the full moon setting at sunrise behind trees.
050/365 Painting of the day
Full moon setting at sunrise
19 Feb 2019 ©WQuinn

I’ve packed my travel painting kit in the event I’m delayed at work again like last week! Chances of a repeat are pretty slim but better to be prepared!