This week’s Weekly Photo Challenge is sadly the last from The Daily Post and we have been asked to choose our all time favourites, an almost impossible task after five years of posting regularly to the challenges each week.
Those of you who follow thechangingpalette however shouldn’t be surprised that I would choose these photos from last August’s Photo Challenge: Corner of my beautiful granddaughter painting with me in my studio, on that day perhaps the happiest corner in all the world.
Thanks to everyone at The Daily Post for a great ride.
I rescued this majestic branch whilst walking home one day last summer and brought it back to the studio. It was about to be pulverized in a wood chipper but like the photinia that you will remember from my yard work to art work story, it became my model.
Using the small branches from the photinia as drawing tools it started to come to life transforming my empty sheet of Arches watercolour paper one warm July day.
Finally, as I completed the painting today with the brushes from the Gift of the Four Treasures, the spirit of the branch filled the studio once again and its story was complete.
…There is nowhere better than to be on Kitsilano Beach on a perfect Vancouver evening.
In response to Ben asking us “What makes us go “Click!” and as a final submission to Cheri’s WPC “Silhouette”. Those of you who have been following my blog know that Kits Beach and English Bay are two of my favourite subjects and you can find more pictures by following the links from my tags below.