Monday, September 19, 2011

AUTUMN DAYS AT THE LAKE

NEW WORKS FROM THE STUDIO OF ART BY WENDY

LAST DAYS OF SUMMER - 8 X 14
Oh, this was the September to be camping!!  We have just got back from our last trip of the season and it was the best!!  The weather was fabulous, often 30 during the day, the scenery was wonderful, and the fishing was great! What more could you ask?  My husband, Steve was busy each day arranging the tackle, getting worms and charging the electric motor and I was painting.  There was a surprising number of people camped at the lake with us so lots of company and stories and of course theories on fishing – Best Practices were the tale of the day.  The days just whizzed by, can’t believe we are home already.

SUMMER SUNSHINE - 4.5 X 6
Davis Lake is in the mountains, just south of Merritt.  It is just at the point where the forests are turning into the dry grasslands.  The landscape is so different from the coast, short pine and firs, lots of birch and poplar and huge areas of grassland.  Of course the fall colours were starting to show and on those sunny days everything just took on new life.  I know my photos and sketches just do not do it justice. 
Our Resident Loon

The trees and grasslands were beautiful
Often the water was just like glass on the lake, with the fish jumping, of course!!
A regular visitor to our camp, despite Rusty's efforts to chase him away!!

8 comments:

Gillian Olson said...

The lake looks so peaceful and the weather sounds fabulous. Great photographs too. I like the watercolours you did; I find en plein air work very difficult.

Donna MacDonald said...

Beautiful photographs and amazing paintings! I love the atmosphere you've captured in your second painting. Lovely

Studio at the Farm said...

Wendy, what a beautiful and peaceful-looking spot to be camping, squirrel notwithstanding.

Brenda Hill said...

Beautiful pictures Wendy

Wendy Mould said...

Thanks everyone, it was a wonderful place to relax and of course the weather was the greatest.

Sadeu said...

very good paintings

Wendy Mould said...

Thank you Sadeu and welcome to my blog. I checked out your work and it is lovely

Sadeu said...

Thank you