Winter came early in the beginning of November. For my birthday, we drove to the Gatineau Park to stay over at a lovely restored old mansion called O’Brian House on Meech Lake. When we got into the park on Nov. 10th, it everything looked like a winter wonderland with snow draping off all the trees. I enjoyed a lovely dinner at a French Restaurant in Chelsea called Les Fougieres and my daughter and her boyfriend were able to join us. The food was amazing, will definitely have to go back. When I woke up on Remembrance Day I wanted to go for a walk on one of the trails o Gatineau Park, so we chose one right by the inn we were staying at. The sun was out and everything looked so pretty glistening in the snow. I thought to myself that I actually could enjoy winter, if winter days were more like that one, where you could feel the heat of the sun.
Here is a photo from the walk on the trail we did:
Here is a photo of my daughter and I at the O’Brian Inn:
Here is a view from the inn:
Work continued to be busy. I do a lot of art work with the special needs high school students that I work with. Here is a cute photo of a few of the students with paintings they did:
Well the light is starting to improve a little, which makes it nicer for painting after school, and on weekends. Here is one painting I recently completed and turned into a series, inspired by the rocks and trees at Killbear Provincial Park: Summer Sunset, 36” X 24”
Over the Christmas holidays, we drove to Toronto to visit my family and I gave my parents once of my birch tree paintings to hang over the sofa in their family room. I think the painting looked great there and they were happy.
If you happen to be at the Kingston Yacht Club, they have one of my paintings of sailboats hanging over their fireplace. Well I guess that is it for now. I hope you can get out and enjoy some beautiful sunny winter days as our light intensifies.