sunset

working with light

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 for the soul


 
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.
 

 

a special sunset

 

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

 

take a minute


 

This sunset two nights ago over English Bay in Vancouver needed to be shared.
For just a few minutes nothing else mattered.
Enjoy the moment with me.

that moment when

you have to pause and simply marvel at the magic before you
 
Last night I was reading on the sofa and looked up to see these silouettes on my windowsill appear against the sky of a glorious sunset. A magical moment that needed to be savoured and recorded until the setting sun was gone and the magic was over.

sunrise sunset

Rise/Set

“For this week’s photo challenge, explore the vibrant, hopeful colors of your favorite sunrise or sunset.”

Here are two of mine

Sunrise on the road to Vimy in northern France, 2012

Sunset over the Grand Canal in Venice, 2017