Pastel

I’ve been playing with pastel lately. Musing on some of the fabulous places I’ve wandered with my morning coffee.
(With good coffee, every morning is a wonderful morning.)

Morning paddle on the Eramosa at Guelph

Morning paddle on the Eramosa at Guelph – pastel

 

Balzac's

Balzac’s – pastel

 

Chopping wood in Muskoka

Chopping wood in Muskoka – pastel

 

Killbear Park - coffee on the sweep of granite with the gull

Killbear Park – coffee on the sweep of granite with the gull – pastel

 

Monarch butterfly Pinery Park

Monarch butterfly Pinery Park – pastel

 

The Arboretum, University of Guelph - Coffee in the frozen misty marsh

The Arboretum, University of Guelph – Coffee in the frozen misty marsh – pastel

 

Coffee on the Bruce Trail

Coffee on the Bruce Trail – pastel

 

Camping at Six Mile Lake Provincial Park, I came across these exuberant little boys surfing with their kayak.   Rather than painting water as it looks, I painted what it feels like plunging and splashing.   Every child who has played with a dip net at Six Mile will recognize the Pumpkinseed fish that are so abundant there.

Pumpkinseed Surfing - Six Mile Lake Provincial Park

Pumpkinseed Surfing – Six Mile Lake Provincial Park – watercolour