Saturday, 3 October 2009

Colorful Harbour - Fulford Harbour, Salt Spring Island SOLD

After an early morning mid September lake swim (heavenly!),
breaky outdoors on the cabin porch,
some Salt Spring Island exploration and a beach picnic lunch
across the bay from Fulford Harbour
I had about an hour to set up, paint this little painting and get cleaned up,
before heading for the ferry back to Victoria.
I didn't even have time to
put my hands in the air like I didn't care!
(Ever since my return from Salt Spring I've adopted the ritual of
breakfasting outside on my balcony to make the feel of summer last. This morning still felt like summer except for the lack of fresh local fruit.
Do you have something that you are doing to make summer last?)
oil on wood panel
(plein air)
10 x 8


  1. I love your Candyland Palette with a sophisticated and grown-up slant on it. It makes me smile.

  2. Hello Linny, imagine my delight when clicking on your blog, to find not 1 but 2 new paintings to drool over. I do love your work, it's just yummy.

  3. Thank-you, Sheila. Now, I'm smiling!

  4. Hi Sally. Thank-you for your generous comments and I'm happy that I was able to delight you!

  5. Oh, my, these colors are fantastic and your painting, delightful. I've really enjoyed how you're painting lately. Do I detect a transition?

    Love, too, that you're hanging on to summer with pleasant rituals. Summer almost doesn't leave Arizona, so, we have a tendency to keep our homes cave-like through the summer in order to minimize the glare and the heat. I'd say that I would share this heat with you, but that might construe an unpleasant suggestion of global warming...! Not good. I have written to others that we here in the southwest change from white flip-flops to black flip-flops in the winter. Does that count?

    I really like your "hands in the air like I don't care."


  6. hi linny,i really like your art work,emil has been showing me your cards for him before,hope to meet you in person ,someday

  7. Hello Melinda, I'm so happy to have you back in blogworld! I'm still enjoying summer in Victora and your "from white to black flip - flops story is great, I think that I may love Arizona weather! Thank-you, too, for your comments.

  8. Hi Katherine,
    Thank-you for visiting and your lovely comment and, yes, let's meet someday soon!

  9. Hi Linny,

    Summer is quite definitively gone, it's cold most of the time, but there are still flowers in the garden and I'm in a flurry of flower paintings to make the house feel summery.

    I love this painting. One hour! Okay I'm going back to work -- let's see what I can get done in the allotted time.

    Take care,


  10. Love this, Vinny, cannot believe you did it in one hour. It takes me an hour just to clean up. Anyway, it is adorable, just like you.

  11. Thank-you, Barbara! I had a wonderful flower experience this afternoon. I recieved a gift of a potted yellow and rust/red chrysanthemum, (a wonderful flower experience in itself - thank-you Janis!), that is sitting on my cofee table. My balcony door was open this afternoon and an Anna's hummingbird flew in, circled the flowers, and flew back out again.

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  13. Thank-you, Carole, and the feeling is mutual! (I'm certain, though, that you must be a much more thorough a cleaner-upper than me!)


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