Monday, June 21, 2010

First day of Summer

We've had a couple of days of sunshine finally. Rain has been the new normal for most of the prairie provinces and it looks like more is on the way. My thoughts are with those people who have suffered heartbreaking losses due to the inclement weather. I got up quite early the other morning and painted this picture from my back yard, looking down towards Little Manitou Lake. It is an oil on linen.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Tom's Tree

There is a lake I used to frequent with my brother Richard up north of The Pas, Mb. where we
came across a pine tree which made us think of the Canadian painter Tom Thompsons famous painting. In honour of that occasion I painted this pastel. It in no way comes close to the beauty of his work, but what the heck, one can only try!