Dunvegan Historic Site is nestled in the valley, on the banks of the Peace River. Carry on northwards and there is a spectacular view of the river downstream. Here is Carolyn’s go at the scene. The mix of soft wet in wet and scruffy, dirty, strong foreground was great fun to create.
When the Pleasant View Painters came to tea, Carolyn had an early spring bouquet for Judy’s table. These are tulips and saskatoon blossoms. The arrangement was strongly back lit by the sunshine through the window so the colours were strong and pure.
Judy was recently off on a camping trip to BC. This is a plein air painting she did while there, showing the Kiskatinaw River far below. All those greens! This is a challenge for painters in all media!
Judy led the Pleasant View Painters through this lovely spring painting. They started a month ago, before kids’ classes took over Tuesday mornings. At the time it was actually hot outside! They finished on a snowy day, but there were indeed some green leaves and definitely liquid lakes.
Spring has sprung early in the Peace Country, although we expect a little snow before its time to plant anything! The thaw always brings something interesting. A small creek loaded with ice and snow melted from the bottom as the water began to erode the ice. Below is a tree trunk with layers of ice beginning to drip.
Here’s the bigger picture. You can see how the layers dangle quite high. The actual creek bottom is about four feet below.