Saturday, October 6, 2018

#thankful #grateful

The weeks between Labour Day weekend and Thanksgiving weekend seem to have slipped away so quickly! The months of September and October in Nova Scotia are usually filled with some of the nicest weather of the year, and time always flies by amidst the new routines that come along with the changing of seasons. The air has definitely begun to cool off, but it's not an excuse to stay inside during this beauteous time of year!

Gordon MacDonald, Under Evening, 30"x40", Oil on Canvas

Thanksgiving weekend is a perfect time for little road trips around the province. This painting, "Under Evening" by Gordon MacDonald is likely going to prompt an itch to hit the road, even for an afternoon. Tis the season of leisurely drives to take in the changing colors of the leaves, and the "golden hour" of autumn sunsets.

Gordon MacDonald, Rural Red Thing, 8"x10", Oil on Copper

As this weekend marks Thanksgiving, without being too cliche, it's hard not to be so thankful for the abundant harvest of delicious fruits and vegetables that are grown in our very own province. The apples, squash, beets, and more -yum! It's the tastiest time of year for local produce, so gather some friends and family, and enjoy the bounty!

George Spencer, "Harvest", 16"x20", Oil on Board.

The days are filled with less and less light as we move deeper into autumn, which means it's time to bring the light indoors. Isobel Hamiton's paintings of illuminated dark spaces remind us what a cozy time of year this can be. Light a candle and curl up with your favorite tea and treat, and you'll almost forget the sun went down before 7pm and that the temperatures have dropped significantly!

Isobel Hamilton, Oil Lamp, 8"x8", Acrylic on Board

Isobel Hamilton, Tea with Lemon, 8"x8", Acrylic on Board

Isobel Hamilton, Cherry Pie, 6"x6", Acrylic on Board

Next weekend as part of Nocturne, we will be showing a lovely new selection of works by Isobel, so stay tuned for more cozy delights! :)

In the meantime, have a wonderful long weekend, and get outside to breathe in some of that crisp Autumn air!