The days lengthening light is reaching further down into my familiar canyon. The sounds of freshly liberated water overwhelms the crack of ice under my feet. My days of safely exploring the upper reaches of this private little landscape are diminishing and the promise of springs new life stimulates my imagination.
Climbing up onto the hillside above Okanagan lake affords a view to the south; low fog above the lake and earths colours breaking free of winters cover.
A good friend sent me a picture of his children playing at one of our local beaches and as the day was gray and I didn't feel motivated to leave the warmth of my studio so I lept ahead to my favourite season. Painting scenes of children at play always brings a smile. Very enjoyable.