Wednesday, August 29, 2012

END OF SUMMER PROMOTION-Watercolors By Laura Leeder

"If I had a flower for every time I thought of you, I could walk in my garden forever."     ~Alfred Lord Tennyson
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"Summer Blues" - Original Watercolour By Laura Leeder

Buy this painting, Summer Blues PLUS you'll receive a set of hydrangea notecards cards. 

Painted on Arches 140cp watercolor paper by Laura Leeder. Image size is apx. 8.75"x10.25". Signed on the front and includes a Certificate of Authenticity.
This painting has been UV Varnished using Golden archival products and is adhered to archival foamcore board and ready for framing. No glass or matt is required when framing. 

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Artfully Yours, 
Laura Leeder

Monday, August 27, 2012

Powder Creek Falls, Kootenay Lake, BC

"When summer opens, I see how fast it matures, and fear it will be short; but after the heats of July and August, I am reconciled, like one who has had his swing, to the cool of autumn."      - Ralph Waldo Emerson 

©Don taking a close-up photo of the falls
    Photo, Laura Leeder

We enjoyed a day of boating, followed by a picnic on the beach at Powder Creek with friends Don & Cori.   Powder Creek is a beautiful spot on the north-east end of Kootenay Lake.   We often fish at the mouth of the creek for kokanee and trout.  

However, on this day's trip we moored the boat to enjoy a picnic lunch.  Just a few minutes walk through the forest is an unexpected and stunning waterfall.  

©Cori and my husband Ivor 
    Photo, Laura Leeder

©Powder Creek Falls
    Photo, Laura Leeder 

©Forest path from the beach to the falls
    Photo, Laura Leeder


©Back to the beach at Powder Creek, Kootenay Lake

Another enjoyable day on the Kootenay Lake with friends and good weather!

As August comes to a close I find myself thinking about getting back to painting and my art business.  I've been thinking about both over the last few weeks and the direction I want to explore this fall and winter.  (More on this in the next few weeks)  

I'm currently working on completing several paintings for the upcoming Images Art Show and Sale this November here in Creston.    
I've also photographed several floral set-ups that I am excited to start painting this fall as well.  Some of which will be featured as new greeting cards.   

In the meantime, there are a few more trips to the lake and beaches we hope to explore before the summer temperatures start to dip.  

Artfully Yours,

Laura Leeder,
Watercolour Artist, Creston,BC 

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Listening To The Kaslo Jazz Festival On Kootenay Lake

"Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair."  ~Kahilil Gibran 

Title:  The Kaslo Jazz Festival

The last 2 weeks has been filled with long lazy days of sunshine, snorkeling, boating and idle afternoons lounging at the beach. 

We spent an evening on the water listening to the music at the Kaslo Jazz Festival.  This was our first time and while the music was enjoyable, it was the "people watching" that was the most entertaining.  The highlight of the night was when the sun sank low  behind the mountian's and the evening sky was lit by the lights of the Kaslo Festival. 

Here are a few pictures from that evening.  I wanted to take photo's of the boats and people that were beside us; and at the same time, I chose not to do so as to respect their privacy.  So it might look like there were not many boats in the water, in reality there were were quite a few!   

Festival Stage, Kaslo, BC
By Laura Leeder

Part of the Kaslo Harbour
By Laura Leeder

Kaslo Harbour
By Laura Leeder

Festival Stage at Night
By Laura Leeder

Next Post: More scenes from day trips on the Kootenay Lake

Wishing you a fun and creative week,

Laura Leeder,
Watercolour Artist, Creston, BC

Friday, August 3, 2012

Summer Is Here And That Means Time For Play!

“I have always loved the beach. The smell of the salty water, the wind in my face, the gentle roar of the waves all combine to create a sense of peace and calm.”

©Kenya, my beach loving companion! 

This is Kenya, my 9yr old teacup Yorkshire Terrier. She loves to hang out at the beach, exploring and wading in the water.  She is insistent that I take time off this summer and play!

So I am taking a break from blogging and all other social medial for the next two weeks and everything else that is part of my regular routine.  No time table, no daily to-do list, no daily work and  no painting.   We have out of town friends visiting and plan to enjoy some time with them.  On the list of play is boating, fishing, picnics, and time spend idly at the beaches along Kootenay Lake.    

I wish each of you long, lazy summer days filled with happiness and friends!

Creatively Yours,

Laura Leeder,
Watercolor Artist, Creston,BC            
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