I'm "recovering" from a road trip from our home in the Okanagan to my hometown of Forgan, Saskatchewan and the farm I grew up. The driving there and back was long and a bit stressful...see below!..and aside from the 14 hours of driving time (broken up into 2 days each way), we had a wonderful time as a family.
My family gathered in Saskatoon and our parents farm south of the city, from the Okanagan, from Toronto and Kingston, ON, and Warman, SK to celebrate my parents 50th wedding anniversary and my nephew's highschool graduation. It was low key, but it was a lovely time, catching up and reconnecting with my siblings and getting to know my nieces and nephews.
Prior to leaving I was very busy and I managed to create a few pieces of artwork as gifts for my parents, my nephew and my only sister...who I realised I hadn't gifted an original artwork...ever...silly me! Enjoy!
"Road to the Tansey Farm" acrylic on canvas 8"x24" private collection
I had a custom frame made for this painting and presented it to my folks as an anniversary gift. They no longer live on the farm and they do go there nearly everyday, but this is a nice view of it for them to see.
"Forgan Prairie Sentinels" acrylic on canvas panel 8X10 in. Private collection. Presented to my nephew Tim for his high school graduation.
"A Chorus of Purple" acrylic on canvas panel 8X10 in. Private Collection. Presented to my sister Darlene!
"Barn on the Farm" acrylic on canvas panel 6X8 in. Painted outside on location at the Tansey farm.
Yikes...what an experience...we got home safely after getting 2 new ones on the front (if the tire shop had 4 tires I would have done all 4!)
Next post will have a few more photos from our trip. Stay tuned!