AGO

Friday 15. 02. 19 Went to the AGO this morning with Jason to see Impressionism in the Age of Industry. An excellent show with many Impressionist painters and paintings which I didn’t know.

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Winter

 

Tuesday 29. 01. 19 Winter arrived last night – 32 cm of snow this morning and perhaps more today. Shovelled a narrow path to the road as far as the snow bank created by the snow plough. TTC not running between Victoria Park and Woodbine this morning – brings back memories!

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Christmas & New Year

Wednesday 02. 01. 19 Have had a wonderful Christmas and New Year. Christmas morning was the usual extravaganza opening all the presents at Jason’s followed by a hearty Christmas breakfast. We all reconvened at Carole’s for dinner of turkey and plum pudding which was very tasty followed by mince pies and Christmas cake – a regime might be called for in the New Year!!! Carole and I spent a quiet but very pleasant few days up north at Fran and Clive’s cottage. We came back to town yesterday afternoon on the bus and I’m now staying with Julia.

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Back in Canada

Tuesday 11. 12. 18 I arrived back in Toronto on Friday and there was snow on Saturday morning to remind me that it was winter and Christmas was approaching! Daisy decorated the tree yesterday so I now feel Christmas is really coming.

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With wash

Wednesday 05. 12. 18 Decided to add wash to the above ground part of the landscape to add a further differentiation between then and now.

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Still Life

Friday 30. 11. 18 It is a dull rainy day. Sometimes it is good to just draw whatever is in front you!

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Coloured in

Tuesday 27. 11. 18 Spent the day colouring in the monoprint with coloured pencils. Now wondering whether to add water to change the colours into washes.

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Grandad’s Landscape

Monday 26. 11. 18 Today I am going to start colouring in this monoprint of the landscape where my grandfather was wounded in WW1.

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London

Wednesday 21. 11. 18 Just back from a week in London with Carole, Julia and Daisy. Did the usual round of galleries, went to Windsor for the day and even managed to see Bohemian Rhapsody – a busy week.

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Remembrance day

Monday 12. 11. 18 Yesterday I walked down to the small local ceremony at the war memorial at 11 am and then I also went to an excellent choral concert at St Paul’s with old photos on a screen – they even sang It’s a long way to Tipperary!!!

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