Friday, October 16, 2015

Autumn is Here

We are now experiencing a lot more dampness and chilly nights. That is a sure sign that Autumn has arrived.
Jackie is thrilled.

We decided to go for a little drive and see if we can photograph some interesting things to paint later.

There are an abundance of colours in our neck of the woods. The camera does not do it justice.

After a nice long ride in the truck, it was time to make supper.
This is my favourite go to meal
A blade roast.
So simple.
Just chop up some veggies, carrots, potatoes, celery, onion and whatever else your heart desires.
Add in some cloves of garlic.
Rub some olive oil on that roast and sprinkle on some herbs. I usually use sage, basil, oregano and a bit of salt and pepper.
Then the best part! Add some wine to the pan and to the chef!
I also add water.
I like to leave it in the oven on low, about 250F for a long time. I pop it in around noonish and it is usually ready by 17h00.

While that is in the oven, I like to go out to my shop and paint for a bit with the rest of the wine that did not make it into the roast.
This is what I am currently working on:

I'm happy with my progress on the apples. I will have to wait and see if the other paintings give rise to a voice.

I work tonight, so I am off to veg and trick my brain that it is sleepy time.
I hope you are all well!