Happy New Year 2020! It has been nice to spend some time visiting family and friends over the holiday season. It is also great to have a break in the regular work routine.
This past fall, my husband and I spent a weekend in Wakefield Quebec along with my parents and daughter Madelaine. I was hoping to get some good fall shots in Gatineau Park for fall painting references. Surprisingly the weekend we were there (Oct. 5,6th) , the leaves were not yet near their peak and I didn’t see much of the vibrant reds I was hoping to see. We did have some great meals and had fun going on a few of the hikes.
Here is one morning river shot with pretty reflections:
I was debating about painting this view of Pink Lake. What do you think?
In the fall, I also got asked to do a painting commission of a person’s favourite campsite in Killarney Provincial Park. I ended up painting 2 versions of the photos that were sent to me. Here is the version the client did not choose, but was quickly purchased by another person.
Killarney Reflection/ Norway Lake 2, 24” x 36”
I really liked this painting and ended up doing a 30” x 40” version of it that I currently still have.
I always prefer to paint places that I have been personally, so that I can really get a feel for the place, but the photos the client sent did speak to me and they felt familiar, as I have done paddling trips and hikes at the park.
I also recently worked on another Killarney piece, of a view I saw paddling leaving from the Chikanishing Trail.
Chikanishing Trail Paddle, 24” x 24”
I really liked this one, so I decided to do a second larger version at 36” x36.” Let’s hope we get some sunshine to help us enjoy the winter.
Here is my border collie Chico walking on the Winter Solstice.
Talk again in spring!