Judy has painted another rose! Oddly, she doesn’t really consider herself a painter of florals. This one, being white, has hundreds of subtle and not so subtle colours in its petals. She has captured the creamy, iridescent quality of the flower, creating a texture like velvet drapery.
Carolyn’s latest watercolour pour, Keeper of the Peace, is an image from a kayak trip down the Peace River this summer. The colours weren’t quite so dreamy and soft – actually they were vibrant; hollering about the summer sunshine finally coming out – but there is a dreaminess to floating along in the narrow valley, watching the wildlife go about business so serenely.
Judy was so inspired by a perfect fall day in the woods near Blueberry Mountain, Alberta, she whipped up this painting of the riot of colour. Autumn flare doesn’t last long in the Peace Country, but a painting preserves the beauty.
The remains of several buildings in Blueberry Mountain, Alberta are partially hidden in a forest of swirling yellow leaves that gently decorating the undergrowth. One green spruce was adorned with yellow baubles just like a Christmas tree. The shadows and the wood grain of the weathered walls made an eccentric counterpart to the flurry of fall.
A visit to one of our local beauty spots, Bird’s Pond, netted some fantastic fall images, not to mention that feeling of late season sunshine on our backs. Here are a few snaps from our leisurely stroll.