Friday, 23 October 2009

Across the Lagoon to Hatley Castle

This quick little sketch
is from a few weeks ago when the colors
of autumn were at their most brilliant and the
Mute swans were of a mood
to pose for me.
I set up on the breezy ocean side of
the road that runs along between
the Pacific ocean and the Esquimalt Lagoon.
The red front wall
of the historic Dunsmuir family castle is a cover
of Virginia Creeper vine.
To the left of the estate, are
colorful maple trees from the
beautifully aged Japanese strolling garden which,
in my opinion, is the jewel of
the Hatley Castle estate.
oil on wood panel
(plein air)
8 x 10


  1. Oh Linny, I'm always so happy when I see you have new work posted in my blogger dashboard. I rush over to see what you've done and am always left with a smile.

  2. Love the fun vibrancy in the colours and brushwork Linny.

  3. There is always such a sense of natural happiness in your paintings. This lovely painting has that and whimsy too. I like that Canadian flag flying above the estate!

  4. Hi Sheila - thank-you for checking in and leaving me comments that leave me smiling, too!

  5. Melinda, thank-you for your comments and noticing that little flag a flying!

  6. Thank-you for your great comments on this one, Sally!


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