Monday, June 20, 2011

The Old Farm House

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We recently spent a late afternoon painting out at the old farm at Beaver Pond in Saanich. We were hoping for sun so we'd have some long shadows. The sun came and went, but it was out enough that we were able to capture the light effect. It was a beautiful spot with lots of wild rabbits hopping around the field. I don't know the story of the old farm house, but it's definitely old, with a sagging roof. It was a really glorious spot to paint.

This upcoming Sunday, June 26th, is the kick off of the Artishow Summer Plein Air Event at the Empress Hotel in Victoria. I'll be there painting along with a few other Victoria Artists, from 11am - 6 pm. If you're in the area, drop by and say hello, I'd love to see you!



  1. Very nice. I love the dappled light. So many beautiful greens! And the little swath of flowers is just the right touch.

    There is nowhere green left in Texas. The drought has left us brown and dry. Wild fires are everywhere.

  2. Un petit coin de paradis... Le soleil vient ça et là, parcimonieusement effleurer ta peinture.
    Tu traduis à la perfection cette nature généreuse. Je suis certaine que tu fus très heureuse de peindre cette toile. Une belle émotion s'en dégage. Bravo!
    Un grand merci pour tes gentilles réflexions.
    gros bisous.

  3. Beautiful shimmery light amid the green! Love the swath of white flowers echoing the light. Lovely scene!

  4. Thank you Virginia, Alison and Lorraine for your always encouraging comments! Much appreciated.

  5. Beautiful painting, Claire! Love the light...and the way it hits the flowers...wonderful greens as well.

  6. Thank you Hilda. I was on your blog and loved your first oil painting. I think this is the start of something big!

  7. Thanks Mikko, it was a beautiful spot for sure!

  8. Beautiful painting. Have a great day at the Empress. I will be there in spirit.