January 8, 2012

It has been quietly thrilling to once again become reaquainted with the four seasons.  Vancouver–my city for over twelve years–effectively enjoys a very prolonged Spring and a very prolonged Autumn.  Indeed, on rare occasions there are days of snow, and days of oppressive heat, but they remain rare.

Moving to the Interior–specifically to Kamloops–in December of 2007,  was a sudden re-introduction into what Winter truly is all about.  The day of our move turned into the biggest blizzard I’ve ever experienced, then or since.  Driving up the Coquihalla Highway was treacherously risky, its two lanes effectively reduced to a cow path.  And from that moment on, I have learned to love all over again the unique characteristics of each of the Four Seasons, for Kamloops is surrounded by a wonderful and distinctly different landscape which has captivated my artistic spirit!

Above all, it is Winter which I’ve come to revel in the most. . . .

watercolour, Arches Cold Press Paper, 7" x 11", private collection

"Columbia Street Noel"

14 Responses to “Winter”

  1. Thank you Jen! We are both getting over not having Jessica win American Idol!


  2. thank you very much, saroja!


  3. […] . The card is one of my favorite paintings of Lance. Do check out more about the painting here. Like this:LikeBe the first to like this […]


  4. Thank you for information and for your appreciation.


  5. futlooz said

    And did I tell you that this is one of my favorites of your work which I would consider buying, mebbe one day 🙂


  6. Yes, a Church, Cornel. This Church is Sacred Heart Cathedral, a Roman Catholic Church. The original Church from the early 1900s burned down, and this is the rebuilt version of it.

    We have two Orthodox Churches in Kamloops, British Columbia, where I live. One is Ukranian, and the other is Greek.

    I really like your icon paintings. I especially love the Madonna and Child ones.


  7. There is a church? Left corner.


  8. Thank you for being so thoughtful. Your photos are beautiful to me, Slava. I hope visitors here will also visit your site!


  9. I didn’t see your comment till now for some reason, and coming from you this is an honour, Robert. Your photos are a treat to contemplate, and your work is superb.


  10. thank you for telling me–and I am enjoying your 30 challenge photos! I hope you are enjoying the snow you recently had in Turkey!


  11. futlooz said

    looks so real. Great work!


  12. Agreed with Slava, this one really draws you in.


  13. Slava said

    This is so beautiful!


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