2 August 2018 found me painting Lobaria pulmonaria, the Lung Lichen, growing on the trunk of a tall Aspen near Robinson Lake on the Dumoine River, Quebec.
A bird somewhere off in the dripping woods insistently cries “tree, tree, tree” or perhaps it’s a baby Robin begging “me, me, me”. The Lobaria caught my attention, being lime green in its wetness, and veiny, reticulated brown and White - a network of brown with white in the spaces. The Trembling Aspen is black-lumpy all the way up to its crown of little heart shaped leaves and the lower two- thirds of the trunk is striped with dark splits. Some of the lower lumps are velvety with fine mosses. The woods are solemn and still, savouring the rain and expecting more.
To learn more about this painting, read the journal in my blog post https://tinyurl.com/yb46zdnx
This canvas print is archival and elegant, bringing the fresh air of Aleta's art into your living space. It's hand-stretched on a poly-cotton blend canvas with a matte finish coating.
I’ve really bonded to this mama Snapping Turtle - she’s got me thinking about the lives of turtles, their vulnerabilities and hardships. Read my blog post at https://karstaddailypaintings.blogspot.com/?m=1
Painting on the ice, a creek scene to celebrate my Birthday
Just finished the second of three paintings started en plein air at the DRAW 2018 artists retreat on the Dumoine River, Quebec. See my blog about this one at https://karstaddailypaintings.blogspot.com/?m=1 54w
Portrait of two of my favourite biologists. Fred and I just back from BiotaNB in New Brunswick - “Resident Artist” for the 9th year running.