We had THE BEST WEEKEND!! My eldest daughter Holly was married to Jeff in our yard on Saturday, and we were just so lucky to have things ALL fall in to place...my middle daughter Rachel who is 36 weeks pregnant and partner Matt made it from Halifax to join us, and back home again afterwards.
The weather co-operated and remained sunny during the afternoon AND the rain held off until after 2:30am when the heavens opened and let us have the thunderstorm that had been forcast...but by then all the guests were gone, and we were in bed!
Everyone seemed to have a great time.
One of the most moving moments (brought tears to me and many)was the brides entrance to the tune of "A Thousand Years" accompanied by solo violinist Jimin Shin who played an extraordinary touching arrangement.
The caterer's food was exceptional and timed just right(thank you happy Jack!).
The event tents were enormous...way grander than I had anticipated, so there was heaps of room for all. Lots of mingling and socializing, no segregated groups, and dancing...o yes there was lots and lots of dancing. fun!
During the bride and groom's first dance everyone lit giant sparklers; a truly magical moment.
Sometimes life's moments are art; for us this was one of them.
Monday, July 28, 2014
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Wedding preps are in full swing around here, this Saturday is the big weekend!
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
|work in progress|
Here's a peek at my block in on the easel for another bike path painting...concept is a lakeside path,backlit dandelion clocks...its very green at the moment, but a glaze will tone that down some I'm hoping...
Monday, July 14, 2014
|Cow Study - oil on panel - 6 x 8 inch|
I'm working on another bike painting; while blocking in, I turned it upside down to 'read' the design better. It allowed me to see the areas I needed to be more passive, and other areas which could use some activity...it seems to me a far more interesting way to work than worrying about how it is rendered. I hope to continue in this style moving up and down the ladder of abstraction to bring it to fruition...stay tuned for that one.
Meanwhile here's my other small panel cow study.
Friday, July 11, 2014
|Close of Day - oil on linen - 18x14"|
In the art department...I felt like changing things up a little when painting the sky in my landscape above; it was more fun than sticking with same old, same old.
Tuesday, July 8, 2014
|Cow Study 2 - oil on panel 6 x 8|
The preparations for the wedding of the year(for us) are in full swing. I'm doing a lot of gardening and odd jobs most days. On Saturday Holly & Jeff came and put up lights in the backyard. My oh my, did the garden look like a magical fairyland when we flipped the switch on that night! well...that is for about 2 minutes until every mosquito from miles around noticed the lights too, and the human buffet underneath them! yikes.
We have since been reading online and have discovered a new product called Mosquito Barrier (natural organic mosquito control)and we've ordered a gallon of it from Amazon to treat the yard and hedges! We also bought 20 citronella torches too, so hopefully all will be well on the big night.
|cow study work in progress|
Sunday, July 6, 2014
|Wetland, Pool - oil on canvas - 36 x 30|
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
|Summer Eve - oil on linen - 18x14"|