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Vankleek Hill, Ontario, Canada
I look for beauty and truth in everything. It's not always there of course but I try to find it or make it happen. I love people who make me laugh.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Summer Memories

We had a gorgeous weekend, sunny but not humid. Our last week of summer is here and yes, autumn is lovely and all that but then comes winter. So I'm posting a couple of summer memories here. 

Above is a quick loose sketch of the bouquet I enjoyed in my Bella Coola barn.

When I got home I had this commission to paint as a gift for the daughter of the owner of the garden. It turned out that this woman and I went to the same school, had the same teachers and even lived in the same town, but we had never met although we had some mutual friends. It's amazing how two years' age difference can matter when we're young. I enjoyed meeting her and discovering our connections. Both she and her garden are delightful. It was a treat painting this watercolour.


Odie Langley said...

Lovely art, thanks for sharing with us.

frannie said...

Thanks for following, Odie.

Evlyn said...

These are like postcards from summer as we slog through this wet and changeable season. The garden scene looks so inviting, I would love to just walk into it.

Melanie Statnick said...

what a lovely thing to do. Both these are so pretty

abby jenkins said...

What a talented artist you are! Love the garden hose, ads a realness to the piece.