I spent quite a bit of time painting out here in Esquimalt overlooking Victoria Harbor, the same spot I painted the Coast Guard vessel. It was a gorgeous sunny day, ocean breezes through my hair and sun on my face. Arbutus trees are native to Vancouver Island, absolutely gorgeous trees. I painted this scene on a 10"x12" panel in oils.
Grande Prairie' s entertainment, a river a few min drive out of town.This is where everyone hangs out in the summer, river boats cruisin down the river and atv's climbing banks and mounds. I chose a quiet, peaceful time to head down by the the river to paint.
It was a very windy hot day when I sat here painting this scene, I couldn't stay for long, way too windy. So I returned a few days later to complete this. A seagul decided to pose for me as I was completing this painting and getting ready to leave.
It was late afternoon, early evening when I decided to paint this scene. The seaguls were getting ready to leave and I managed to paint a few before they left. A local photographer came by and took a pic of me painting this, hence the pic at the top of the page.