This was painted during Arts and Culture Colwood Society’s Insight Festival. The festival offers artists the chance to take part in a plein air competition. I’m pleased to say my piece won the Juror’s 2nd Place prize!
It was a gorgeous day to be sure. Sometimes the breeze from the water can be so cold, especially when you’re sitting still, painting. Today was not like that!
When I sat down to paint this subdued landscape it seemed devoid of animal life. It was a very chilly day and even the birds seemed to be hiding. Until…I saw in the distance a pair of bald eagles. Clearly they had an excellent vantage point from which to hunt for lunch!
Such pretty, fluffy flowers!
I painted beside a relaxing pond towards the end of summer. This little frog sat still for the longest time. I like to think she was preparing for the long sleep ahead.