As the sun set in the woods at the end of this week of weeks, the words of Dylan Thomas came to mind: “Rage, rage against the dying of the light.” No doubt that rage that I know so many of us feel will undoubtedly continue until the traitorous tyrant is removed and held to account.
Last night’s sunset in Vancouver was a winner.
Happy Labor Day, especially to our Frontline Heroes
After a breathtakingly beautiful sunset and sky two nights ago I returned to the studio today to practice some more exercises from Tony Smibert’s “Turner’s Apprentice”.
In the chapter “Working with light” he writes, ”Learn what you can from Turner, certainly, but also study the play of light in nature, adapt what you learn and allow what you see to inspire drama within landscapes painted in your own way”.
When you see the sky from two nights ago you can see why I was inspired.
Sunset over English Bay from Kitsilano Beach in Vancouver last night was balm for the soul after the heartbreak of the day as the country mourned the loss of Captain Jennifer Casey.
Yesterday was one of the darkest days in Nova Scotia and Canada’s history. A stunning sunset reported by so many on the East Coast provided those grieving a moment of peace and perhaps some comfort at the end of the darkest of days. Our sunset last night here on the West Coast was just as stunning. Clearly Canada was bathed in a special light last night. 🇨🇦
You can see some of those Nova Scotian sunsets posted by so many here: CTV News
Timing is everything with this Kitsilano Beach moment in Vancouver.