Friday, April 30, 2010

Spring Flowers

From Lynn's garden:

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Frost wall insulation - Check!

These photos pretty much speak for themselves. It took us all day on Sunday to get the insulation on. We used 36 sheets of R10 insulation, and 14 large cans of PL 300 foam adhesive. And it took us each about 3 days to fully recover.
Yay! Insulation all on! About 7:30 pm on Sunday.
Done! And what a coincidence that it was beer o'clock!
Erick finishing up bracing the last sheets
Grinding off the rebar. We left a lot of them though to help hold the insulation in place.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Lot pictures

Here is a picture of our lot, as of last night. This pretty much shows everything that's going on.

Emma likes the pond, but thinks it's still a bit cold for swimming:
Kirby has no such qualms. He doesn't worry about things like temperature or physical injury:

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Another boat

This is another photo from our trip around the loop road over the easter weekend. I have plans to paint this one sometime soon.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Finally found some boats

I blame it on my sister, but I absolutely love fishing boats. Over easter weekend, Erick and I drove the loop road from Musquash to Lepreau and I discovered that there are boats along that road! And on sunny days in the evening the light shines wonderfully on them, making for great photo (and painting) opportunities. Here are the first of the photos. Erick pulled over on the side of the road so I could take these. :)

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Gratuitous Doggie Pics

Aren't my doggies cute? :) These are some shots from last Sunday at my parent's beach. Emma was being dainty and didn't want to go for a swim, but Kirby was all over it, and a chunk of driftwood.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Christmas Chickadees

I took these photos at my parent's house over Christmas this year. I spent about a half hour standing as still as I could to get these shots!

Friday, April 09, 2010

The garden

Today I am posting a photo that I took in December of last year. We cleared this area on our lot last summer, thinking it may be a good spot for a house. Since deciding to put the house elsewhere, this spot may be used for a garden in the future. Also, I will probably be posting photos more frequently in the future. I have limited time to paint, and I take lots of photos to serve as references for paintings, but some of them are nice in their own right. So stay tuned!

Thursday, April 08, 2010

A Horse of a Different Colour

Here's another one I did for the Ultimate Dressage Challenge. This time I stuck to the three colour rule, and used dark purple, lavender, and bright orange (and white). I'm quite pleased with the results!

A Horse of a Different Colour, 8 x 8 inches, 2010 soft pastel

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

A Challenge in three colours

This week's challenge over at Ultimate Dressage was to do a horse on a square, using only three colours (not including white). Here are the colours I chose:
And here is my effort:
And a closeup of his nose:
Incidentally, this is what my horse looks like when he's begging for a treat. Although in real life his nose is not blue. ;)

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Tools of the trade

Tools of the Trade

These images were done for a challenge on Ultimate Dressage - to take a common barn object and render it in black and white. The challenge was open to all mediums, so there were some interesting things posted, including a bejewelled hoofpick done with black beads and pearls.
Anyway, above is a photo I took for the challenge, and here is a sketch, from life, of my spurs.
Tools of the Trade, 7 x 7 inches, charcoal on paper