May 12, 2015

What a Difference...

                      What a difference a very hot week makes. (Above 30C or 86F.) Look at those trees!
When I took this picture, it was blowing a whole-sail breeze as my Mother would say (we are Maritime folks),  so the pic looks a little fuzzy because I forgot to tun up the shutter speed.

In the woods, a trillium carpet.

I am working on two courses, plus a seascape painting for someone and two of birds, so it's mostly a picture post day.

But before I go I'd like to shout out a hearty welcome to my new followers. A big thank you for following along via Google friend connect and email, etc.

Do have a lovely week!

May 05, 2015

The Road Taken

I was without my wellies, but I managed to pick my way around several mud holes. (Just call me intrepid.)  I am still scraping mud off my dress boots! Yes, folks I really was wearing dress boots.
Bloodroot ~ so pretty.
Trout lily heads generally point towards the earth, so I turned a few heads for the camera.

As you can see, I went back to the woods for pictures of the trout lily, and, boy, are they blooming now!  I have lived in Ontario for approx. 16 years, so it's amazing to me that I missed these prolific lilies, but, then, every area has different wildflowers.  And in the spring, I generally walk through the marshlands, so, unfortunately, I missed these beauties until now.

The other day, I bought  Claybord, so I may paint a trout lily on it. A smoother surface I've never seen. It's also acid free.  If you don't like what you've painted, apparently, you can even wash it off! Talk about versatility. It's made by Ampersand.

Thanks for reading...Enjoy...
Micron Pen sketch
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