997 Sunflowers in a Mason Jar, 8x10, oil on board

This is another bunch of sunflowers I got from the local weekend farmers market. I have a collection of different Mason jars. I really like flowers in jars. Especially the type of flowers grown in local gardens. Just such a homey feeling.

995 Le Plateau Mont Royal, Montreal Winter Scene

I did this a while back and just found it amongst my stuff. I'm posting it here as a preview of what's to come. Sigh, after a long wonderful hot summer we will have a cozy snowy slushy wonderful winter.

994 Poppies in the Veggie Patch, 12x16, oil on canvas

I did this yesterday in the garden. Someone gave me some poppy seeds and what a lovely varied assortment came up. We had a heat spell that lasted two months and the veggies just loved it. I just tossed another handful of poppy seeds into the bed. I want to be painting them into the fall. All the other flowers have gone but the bachelor buttons are coming back. and there are a few pink roses still.  I just love summer. 

993 Pink Peonies, 8x10, oil on board


Peonies embody romance and prosperity and are regarded as an omen of a happy marriage. The peony is the traditional floral symbol of China. 


992 Wild Roses in a Mason Jar, 8x10, oil

 I did this today from life. I love wild roses but they don't last long as a cut flower. The fragrance is like cloves. Intoxicating.


974 Montreal Street Scene, University, 8x10, oil on board

This is the view from University above Av des Pins. The overpass is a walkway between the former Royal Victoria Hospital and the Neurological Hospital.