I came across one of my earliest portraits. Aiee! Good thing I drew the same man twice. It is a good reminder that practice really does do wonders.
The lodge ladies painted mountains last week we all started out with the same general mountains and sky, then it was each to her own to invent a foreground we certainly had plenty of variety. I can imagine some storylines!
The Lodge Ladies came with us on a tropical getaway! For about 90 minutes, we transported ourselves to some warm places with beautiful water and swaying palm trees. Their paintings really brightened up the room last week 😀
We had a go painting reflections at the Lodge, as well as water, ripples, trees, more distant trees and skies. Whew!
These deserved a better picture so you can see the detail.
The day we painted these was one of the rare occasions when the Pleasant View Painters used a photograph to paint from. The photo is one of mine from last August, taken from the deck of the ice cream and mini golf store at Dunvegan Gardens on the Peace River. A beautiful spot, but you can see that the ladies don’t worry about making exact copies of what they see in a photo. Creativity always takes over and we are sure of unique scenes.
February is the tail end of winter but sometimes it is the most wintery month. To help shrug off the chill the Lodge Ladies painted garden scenes with piles of colourful flowers in the foreground. Looks like sweet peas, hyacinths, delphiniums and poppies.
The Lodge Ladies used candles as a wax resist so they could keep some white snow on their fence posts and frosty trees without having to worry about painting around them. Here are the resulting winter scenes, a very peaceful collection.