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I painted this beautiful old farm house just before it was sold at the end of 2019. It is no longer in the Brodrecht family but I attempted to capture some of the memories. This was done en plein air and final brush strokes were added in the studio.
I am amazed at the resilience of these beech leaves surviving winter and still hanging about.
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The Bruce Trail provides me with lots of inspiration and this scene is no exception.
The first en plein air painting I've done and what a beautiful farm home this was for inspiration.
April morning en plein air painting with final strokes completed in the studio. This is #4 in the Barns of Ontario series.
En plein air painting on a March morning with final brush strokes done in studio.
Inspired by a trip to Cape Breton Island to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary. Although the weather was somewhat windy and rainy, I thought the cloud formations and waves made for a great painting.
This scene is one of my most memorable from our trip to Budapest Hungary and a cruise down the Danube at night. The reflections on the water were breath taking.
I am grateful for this busy little bee and his part in our food production. I love the pretty pinks of the spring blossoms.
Inspiration for this painting came while hiking on the Bruce Trail. The sound of the water falls leaves one with a feeling of calm and well being.
This painting was done almost entirely with a knife, providing lots of movement and texture.
Can you smell the ocean air?
The beautiful colours and sparkle of this wave show such movement and power.
In Victorian times this guy looked quite distinguished, with shirt, tie, and top hat, considering the dirty job he performed.
From my hiking travels on the Bruce Trail near Hamilton. This pastoral setting inspired a feeling of peace and quickly had me reflecting on the beauty all around us. This is the first in the Barns of Ontario series.
If it's vibrancy you're looking for then the beautiful colours in this sunset painting could be just what you're looking for. There is nothing prettier than a water sunset.
One of my favourites, this was done entirely with a pallet knife. It shows great movement.
The stucco walls provided the perfect opportunity to use a pallet knife. It gives lots of texture and depth in this painting.
The local cheese factory as viewed from across the Nith River. The reflections were perfect in the water that day as I walked across the footbridge and looked back.
While hiking last fall, I was struck by all the different shades in the leaves, most noticeably, blues and purples.
A beautiful field encountered during a hike on the Bruce Trail. I love the fall colours and long shadows of the day.
This little guy was a visitor off my deck where the sunflowers were a welcome feast. I like to think he was back often for a snack.
I can just see this old guy manning the station in a lighthouse, maybe in Atlantic Canada.
Painted in the early spring, these blossoms provided hope of beautiful sunny days to come. I love the subtle shading and light.
Our old rail fence had an abundance of sweet peas and fast became the inspiration for this painting. I loved the texture and variations in the wood and the shadows created an interesting backdrop.