Collectif Challenge: 4Aug2022, Summer

The challenge for August is TREES.

By Susan Latreille My greatest love of Summer is the abundance and variety of flowers that we get to enjoy for such a short time. My gardens this year have been very generous with their beauty and I’ve spent a lot of camera time preserving their splendour.

This is a collage of some of that beauty, mostly close-ups of what I’ve been enjoying daily.

Susan’s summer photo collage

By Magdelene van den Oetelaar Summer is a great time to go on a road trip. This is a scene done in oil from a drive through the maritime provinces.

Oil on canvas, 10 x 48″

By Milo Smith What’s not to like about summer?  Nice weather (excess heat aside), lots of light for photography, lots of pretty things to photograph that are only available in summer. 

So here is one of my summer pleasures: a lovely Black Swallowtail Butterfly.  They have lots of yellow to complement the black. 

This one posed for me outside the Sandfield Centre at Island Park. 

Black Swallowtail.

One image was sharp enough to make an 8X enlargement to get a good look at the head/some of the torso and the legs of the beast.  Very pretty as it fed on the Hosta Flowers.

Black Swallowtail Close-up

By Kerry Herwynen McIntosh This is an UNFINISHED acrylic painting

Childhood summers.  Playing in the lake, running in the shallow water along the beach. Learning to swim.  Fishing with my grandfather. The boat he built.  The smell of the boathouse. Most of all, the splash jumping off the dock

I just haven’t made the time to complete the painting… I never wanted it to end.

Splash. 24 x 18″

By Susan Irving OK.  My thoughts on Summer.   The first four are all mixed media works I have done in the past and express my impressions  about the colours and heat of the summer.  

Heat Wave, mixed media, 18 x 22″
My Midsummer Garden, mixed media, 16 x 12″
Summer Cottage, mixed media, 12 x 12″
Summer in the Green City, mixed media, 16 x 20″

The 5th is, once again, messing about with the Fresh Paint app.

Summer, Created with Microsoft Fresh Paint

By Yvonne Callaway We are often enthused by the ideal of summer, conveniently forgetting some of the harsh realities: unbearable heat and humidity; voracious people-eating bugs; (remembered) crowded beaches.

Here’s to the rose-tinted imaginations of summer.

230 Summer. Acrylic on Canvas 36 x 24″

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