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Après la Tempête, watercolour by Barb Plante, Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré

Not everyone loves the snow and cold temperatures of a Canadian winter but my husband and I are big fans.  We had the good fortune to meet the artist of a snow scene we bought several years ago at an outdoor art show just outside of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré.  Barb Plante, an octagenarian at the time, treated us to her sweet rural accent and tales (en françcais) of how special the long, cold winters are in the ski area.  It was one of the first original paintings we ever bought for our home, and has continued to inspired us to collect original art in support of local artists.

To this day, Après La Tempête reminds us of Barb and our treasured memories of that trip, and of the beauty of Canadian winters no matter how high the temperatures may soar in mid-July.

Look Out! Nate

Inspired by the snow and joy of the season, I painted a new set of companions for my very early snowman painting, Night Skiing.  Meet Nate, Joe, Max, and Simon in Snowman Series (under Abstracts on Canvas, My Paintings), and learn more about how I painted these dashing gents in Easel Tales.

Look for the next issue of Painter’s Pad, a one-page newsletter highlighting my current and upcoming shows and exhibits, along with other news and tidbits, coming in late December.

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In the meantime, read about my latest art escapades in Easel Tales, find all the details on my current and upcoming shows in Exhibits and Shows, and keep checking My Paintings for the many new additions to my inventory. 

The latest news on my lovely red amaryllis: I brought the bulb out of its cool, dark, place after a 3 month rest there and have since replanted it.  

Canada 150 amaryllis bulb has begun to sprout again (Dec. 21, 2017)

Against all odds, it has sprouted!  It could take awhile for a bloom to appear, but I will not give up on this darling.  Stay tuned for more news on the great Canada 150 amaryllis bulb!

A reminder of  the beautiful red bloom in February, a perfect tribute to Canada in its 150th year.

[To be on the safe side, I had bought a new bulb and planted it in November, and now, just days before Christmas, the bloom has started to open, only this one is a soft, Apple Blossom shade.  I feel doubly blessed, but to be fair to my Canada 150 bulb, any photos of this new addition to my indoor garden will have to wait until 2018.]