Thursday, October 31, 2013

Church alerts on the road to Charlottetown

Road Trip, PEI - oil on panel, 12x16 inches
While in Prince Edward Island, I started this painting after a road trip we took to Charlottetown... then it sat on the shelf for 6 weeks.  I may get a tweaking, yet. Can you feel my delight in that bucholic landscape? Sometimes it's difficult not to let my imagination take over completely, but I do work at grounding my thoughts as best I can with the principles of 'light on form'.  
In PEI, there are a lot of churches dotting the landscape.  As we drove along, Susan would spot them first and call out: " Church alert! "  Some were well worth a slow down to view the particular architectural features; many were quite unique.

Speaking of bucholic landscapes...I just got back from a few days in Victoria, and my oh my, the colour there at this time of year is spectacular; golden autumn light creeps into every nook and cranny of the landscape, both rural and urban.  I didn't sketch while there, but did take a few pics of the trees. Of course the pictures don't do them justice at all, as my photography skills lack the ability to capture the brilliance.


  1. Sally your painting is beautiful! The cloudy sky is particularly eye catching. You have such a unique style and I love it!!

  2. P.S. I meant to say... the photos of the trees look great too. I imagine that Autumn is a sight to behold in Canada and Northern USA.

  3. Hi Wendy! Great to hear from you, thanks for your much appreciated comments! Life has been quite full these days, so not as much blog posting going on, but I'm sure I will be back in the saddle soon. Hope you're enjoying your lovely spring weather.

  4. Love the painting - it seems to take you on a little journey following that winding road. Hope all is going well. Speak soon - off to Ottawa this weekend to officially become Canadian - hurrah!!

  5. Love your colorful landscape, I see some van Gogh in it :-)

  6. Hallo Sarah! glad you like the painting. Early congrats for this weekend! We must get together soon.


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