It is hard to believe there is such a thing as summer when it is -20 C here in Toronto this morning!
This is Shadow, a wonderful and special Visla I walk every day. He loves meandering at the shore of Lake Ontario on balmy summer days.
I go to the lake almost every day to walk dogs, and the light is always beautiful. There is wildlife that I notice every day including swans, gulls and I occasionally see mink swimming in the water.
This rock, protruding from the lake, frequently has a gull perched on it.
I did this painting as a gift for my brother this Christmas. It was supposed to be a birthday gift in August, but after being dissatisfied with 2 attempts at it, I ran out of time for my brother Andrew's birthday. So Christmas it was. It was still a painting that induced anxiety and lots of emotion! But Andrew loves it, he was very close with my dad, who was the sweetest man on earth, and is dearly missed. God Bless you, Daddy.