Aug 15, 2013

Sunshine on Dick Island, Texada Island, BC


First Picture from our Trip to Texada Island

Sunshine on Dick Island, Texada Island, BC - 4.5 x 6.5 - $130
Do you find it rejuvenating to look at the water? I love to sit and look out at the ocean.  It is always changing and certainly not always blue!!  You will notice that I was experimenting with different blues.  I do love Ultra Marine with a little Burnt Sienna to give that feeling of distant mountains but this time I tried Phalo Blue.  It gave a lovely glow to everything and also an old English country feel.  It must have been one of their standby colours in the old days. 
This is one of my favourite views from Shelter Point, Dick Island to the left and the Coastal Mountains on Vancouver Island in the distant.  Notice the Forbidden Plateau Glacier is in this area of the mountain range as we are almost directly east of it.  The Glacier looks down on the Comox Valley where both Steve and I grow up.  Yes, the water was that calm.  We had many days when the wind was silent and the water was just like glass. 
As always cards and prints are available for all my pictures starting at $3.25 for a card.
Have a good day and more of my holiday pictures on my next post.


Gillian Mowbray said...

Hi Wendy - firstly thank you so much for visiting my humble blog.

Your own blog looks to be one I shall return to so it's nice 'to meet you'!

Your painting looks so calming - I shall look forward to seeing more Canadian landscapes.

Studio at the Farm said...

What a beautiful scene, Wendy! You are so fortunate to be able to get away to these wonderful spots! You're right about the phthalo blue - it gives such a glow.

Wendy Mould AFCA said...

Thank you Gillian, it is nice to have a new visitor and yes I did enjoy your work as well.

Wendy Mould AFCA said...

Studio at the Farm - My husband and I have always loved to camp and it really does expose one to lovely spots. Now we generally camp either on the Vancouver Island, where we both are from or the Sunshine Coast. Before we were much more adventurous; age has its effect unfortunately. But I must say each kind of camping has its own kinds of rewards.