I am at my cottage for the weekend - a 'long' holiday weekend (Victoria Day) and though the weather has been mostly sunny and pleasant, it has not been conducive to outdoor pursuits because that kind of weather in this part of the world brings out the dreaded, biting, black fly. So - I have spent some time indoors playing with images and visual ideas using some markers and a limited palette of gouache paints (it's all I have with me). In no particular order, here are the resulting studies that may become larger, acrylic paintings on canvas. Time will tell.
Sunday, 22 May 2016
Wednesday, 18 May 2016
Monday, 9 May 2016
Saturday, 7 May 2016
Saturday, 23 April 2016
10" x 10" acrylic on canvas
I have been in Florida for several months now and am about to head north and home to Canada. I don't spend a lot of time at the beach when here, but have done so this week, soaking up some sun in order to face the cool spring temperatures at home. I painted these pears a few days ago, and thought they too needed some sun.
Thursday, 21 April 2016
Sunday, 13 March 2016
24" x 24" - acrylic on canvas - $350
After painting numerous landscapes this winter I needed a 'subject' break. I went through my photos of flowers and found one that suggested interesting possibilities for abstraction. It was essentially a garden of multi-coloured flowers. I knew that I did not want to paint the individual blossoms, stems and leaves so tried to suggest something more ethereal with a high key colour palette, circular shapes and a variety of edges, which together produced a good sense of visual rhythm over the canvas surface. I did draw into the paint once it was dry, with a yellow 'inktense' crayon, but the lines are subtle. I enjoyed the break, and will explore and experiment with these ideas again, but not right now! Have a wonderful weekend.