Given the long Winter running unwelcomed through to the first 4-6 weeks of Spring, sunshine and color have been a rare commodity in the Northumberland Hills. One can go to the Campbellford library for some deft paintings of Winter colours. Or Warkworthians and other Northumberland Hills residents can get their fill of Spring color and blooms in the bright Garden Arts at Ron Windebanks Studio on Highway 29 approaching Highway 30.
This Spring Ron is moving away from his Red and Blue period of paintings, and is now featuring florals and country animals primarily on white backgrounds. Even more interesting, Ron is using big barn doors and sidings for his “canvas” with the result that his painting have more dramatic impact. The following shots taken on the one day the sun was shining this last 2 weeks shows the new direction.
Here is a more detailed look at Ron’s Colorful Spring offerings – hover your mouse to activate the controls:
[wowslider id=”27″] This year white is the background and florals abound. This viewer really likes the dancing Purple Petals and the bold Tulips Burst of Color . And for really robust hues try the Spring Bloom Detail where the old wooden siding adds burlap-like strength to the paintings. Also it is fascinating to see Ron’s workspace in the Barn with surrounding art work.
However, traditional flower arrangements like Early Lilac or Bouquet and Vase provide beauty with form. And the farm side is not forgotten with roosters and horses on scene. But for this viewer a stop at Ron’s place this year brought the simple Joy of Spring blooms aplenty.