|Tree Poeny in Bloom|
My friend Mary owns this beautiful historic cottage on St. Nicholas Street. The cottage is c 1850. The street is in the heart of Toronto. Some of the owners of these cottages have chosen to paint the brick, some have sandblasted and left the brick natural. The material used for the road is red brick. This street is absolutely spectacular during the Christmas season, particularly when there is a fresh carpet of snow.
My friend Mary's home is painted in a soft white with undertones of blue gray. Her garden has 2 Tree Peonies which Mary planted, one is a stunning pink and the second is in shades of white and lilac. The tree poeny is native to the mountain region in Northern China. The flowers bloom for approximately one week. Heavy rain can wash the flowers away and one must wait a further twelve months to enjoy it. The scent is delicate and difffers from poenies. There is a locust tree framing the cottage. Mary phoned me on Tuesday evening to relate that there were eighteen buds on her tree and they should be popping soon, quite possibly on Wednesday morning and she feared the worst as the weather forecast was very dismal. I checked the weather forecast on Wednesday and showers with sunny intervals were promised.
|My subject or motif - don't you love it?|
|Blocking in the beginning of the painting which is 12 x 24"|
Thursday: Rain, Rain and Thunder storms
Friday: Rain, mist, drizzle the entire day
Saturday morning: mist, drizzle and overcast
At 4:00 p.m. Spice Girl (our dog) and Mike stopped by and brought me a cappucino. Bliss
|The temperature was dropping and I know I can complete this in my studio|
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