The above painting was actually done on Sept 22, 2015 in Port Credit.
Port Credit is located at the mouth of the Credit River along Lake Ontario in Mississauga, just west of Toronto. It is referred to as Mississauga's Village-on-the-Lake. Today, was a perfect day to sketch. Along with my Nikon L320 camera, a sketchbook and a handful of art supplies, I brought with me my trusty green camp chair, a couple of peanut butter sandwiches and a thermos of piping hot coffee. What is art without food? Or what important is art if you're hungry?
This squirrel actually came up to me wanting to get to the pistachio shells that someone had littered on the grass right where I was sitting. Seeing that the squirrel wasn't getting anything from licking the saltiness of the nutshells, I tore a piece of my peanut butter sandwich and tossed it on the grass toward the animal a couple feet from my feet. The squirrel must have been very hungry that it was brave enough to come very close to me. He picked up the bread and ate it right there without fear. It was fun to watch him take tiny nibbles of it.