This is the sunset over George Lake, or perhaps Lake George, near Hines Creek Alberta. We had a great time playing in the waves before they settled down for the evening. See the pinks in the sky? They are the pale, odd sign of smoke in the air from B.C. fires.
Judy and one of her old friends and students are sharing a joke. It started with this: what do you call a sheep with no legs? A cloud. Somehow it all resulted in this painting of fluffy, floating sheep-like clouds… or are they cloud-like sheep?
When I posted a painted view from the window a couple of weeks ago, the air was clear and the crops were glowing. Then the wind came up and the smoke from a northern B.C. fire swept in to town and the colour has faded to a dismal smoky grey. The day after the photo was taken, things got worse and the scene was no longer visible. This farm is about 6 kilometres away, in the valley where the smoke particles are thickest. The fire is several hundred kilometres away so there is no actual danger except what the air quality has to offer.
Besides Judy’s glass pendants, we had some other jewelry to take the to the Fresh Air Market last weekend. A box of dominoes provided hours of enjoyment as we painted each with alcohol inks, including some sparkly metallics.
Sometimes, especially with a show coming up, it is difficult to think what to paint! What do people want to see? What makes them stop and look? Well, I still don’t know but I liked JK’s suggestion for me: Dunvegan Bridge at night with northern lights. An inspiring subject doesn’t take long to complete 😃