Briars Golf Course, Summer Veranda, White Pine

December 31, 2015 at 9:09 am | Posted in canada, ontario, Uncategorized, winter | Leave a comment
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Last Day of Summer

October 3, 2015 at 10:50 am | Posted in lake, south carolina, summer | Leave a comment
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With the current rain and wind of hurricane activity off the coast, I finally got around to post a nice sunny day on Hartwell before the doom and gloom of fall…

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Butterfly Habitat Clemson

September 12, 2015 at 12:30 pm | Posted in rural, south carolina, summer | Leave a comment
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Went on location at the Clemson Cherry Farm Insectary and the SC Botanical Gardens for an in depth field study…

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Jackson’s Point late July sunset

August 5, 2015 at 4:53 am | Posted in canada, lake, ontario, summer | Leave a comment
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Black River July 20th

July 22, 2015 at 8:56 am | Posted in canada, kayak, ontario, river, summer | Leave a comment
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Georgina Island

June 30, 2015 at 8:23 am | Posted in canada, kayak, lake, ontario, summer | Leave a comment
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Black River, Sutton Ontario

June 23, 2015 at 6:09 am | Posted in canada, ontario, river, summer | Leave a comment
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The Briars in August

August 8, 2014 at 3:38 am | Posted in canada, lake, ontario, summer | 1 Comment
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Kayak on Black River

September 19, 2013 at 5:56 am | Posted in canada, kayak, lake, ontario, river, summer | Leave a comment
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The last days of summer and so an attempt to capture the last of the summer light.

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A heron who managed to stand still enough for a portrait…

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The lake just before sunset…

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Briars trail

September 17, 2013 at 12:27 am | Posted in canada, ontario, rural | Leave a comment
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Sailing on Simcoe

September 16, 2013 at 12:45 am | Posted in canada, lake, ontario, summer | Leave a comment
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Windy day on Lake Simcoe

September 15, 2013 at 2:00 am | Posted in canada, lake, ontario, summer, Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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It was a very windy day and the waves were active.  I tried to get the clouds as billowy as best I could but water colors  don’t handle subtle whites all that well.  It’s more of a subtractive medium where the lightest aspect of your composition is best left alone and you work around that.  But clouds have amazing subtle blues, purples and yellows and I find that oils or digital medium are better as you can add hues and values as well as feather and soften edges.  Water colors can only soften when the paper is wet but soon afterwards things harden up.  When you transfer, scan or photograph the original some the subtle strokes get lost and the image gets flattened.

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Lake Simcoe, Sunset, Sept 10th

September 13, 2013 at 8:04 pm | Posted in kayak, lake, ontario, summer | Leave a comment
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Another dusk trip out on the kayak.  This is at approx 7:35pm

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Looking east towards Turtle Island around 6:45pm

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It is fun to paint while in the kayak, but when you need a steady hand to keep the horizontal lines straight it’s very tricky and can be frustrating when you are trying to add the delicate final touches.  Nonetheless, it’s a great experience and I love sitting back at night when everything on the water is so calm and a warm breeze hits you.  This will probably be the last of the summer night paddles unless the harvest moon presents another chance, but only if it’s warm as night can be quite cold for both air and water temps.

Briars Pine, Dusk Sept 2nd

September 2, 2013 at 6:16 am | Posted in canada, ontario, summer | Leave a comment
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Summer’s last month

September 1, 2013 at 2:40 am | Posted in canada, ontario, summer | Leave a comment
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I like driving out on the back farm roads this time of year.  I know the hot sunny days are dwindling and so it’s best to get out and try to enjoy it.

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