Thursday, September 24, 2009

15'' x 11'' unframed.

7 1/2'' x 5'' unframed.      
owned in a private collection
11'' x 7 1/2'' , unframed.
17 1/2'' x 12'' , unframed.
15'' x 11'' , unframed.
15'' x 11'' on very heavy paper. The grayish areas are strokes of mica and has it's own sparkle.
15'' x 11'' , unframed.
Soft gel and acrylic, 15'' x11'' , unframed.
15'' x 11', unframed.
Soft gel and acrylic on paper. 15'' x 11'', unframed.
17 1/2'' x 6'', unframed.
18 1/2'' x 11 1/2'', unframed. Soft gel and acrylic. The paint has a crackle effect which is not easily seen on the computer.
Another tunnel. 15'' x 11'', unframed.
Soft gel and acrylic on paper. 15'' x 11'', unframed.
This is a hand made paper with a lot of tooth. I like the way the paint sits on it. 14''x10'' unframed.
The purple in this piece is purple granite sand from Amisk Lake Saskatchewan.It is 13''x11'', unframed.
18''x 10'' unframed.
Cosmic Gas. Unframed, 15''x11''.
a dew drop type of flower. 15''x9 1/2''. Unframed.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

The lighting was poor when I took this photo but this piece is very textured and is 4'x8'. It comes alive in an adequately lit space or with the sun shine on it.
Tiny Tim's resting on the acrylic painting that I did for Lorene.
Tiny Tim's resting on the painting I did for Lorene.
Tiny Tim's from my garden placed on top of the painting I did for Lorene.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

North Beach, Queen Charlotte Islands. Tide out, people crabbing with nets and hip wadders and a pail. July 2009
This is a view of the base of Tow Hill on the north coast of Queen Charlotte Islands, while the tide is out. You can see some gear belonging to a hip wadding crabber. 2009 july

Monday, September 21, 2009

Photo # 11 Another close up of the corner next to the Naphthol Red. Soon this painting is going to get very intense and rich and deep.
Photo # 10 This is a close up of what the corners now resemble once I stained it with the Prussian Blue.
Photo # 9 I changed the gesso to Cobalt Blue and stained the corners with Prussian Blue Hue. I also blocked in more red.
Photo# 8 I applied gesso over some of the yellow...(too much yellow) and tried a stain using Van Dyke Red on top of some of the yellow which tints the yellow to a Quinacridone Gold.
Photo # 7 I added more red and think about doing the entire canvas over in RED.
Photo # 6 I strengthened all my color choices and blend the red and yellow, softening some edges and leaving other edges sharp.
Photo# 5 . So now I have green, yellow and red, so I need some blue and I've used a wet washy Cobalt Teal. This is crazy how I always end up adding blue next to red. I love how they compete and vibrate beside each other.
I decided to go with the Green Gold and more yellow and red.
I absolutely love the Naphthol Red Light and so I've started with that. Next I'm scrubbing in some Indian Yellowy Hue and I now have to let that dry while I look at it and think. I am wanting some green. I think about mixing some green from Ultramarine Blue and Dairylide Yellow or should I use the Green Gold Yellow.
I've posted a few close ups of Lorene's painting and they appear as most recent on my blog. To see the photo of the painting, scroll down past the 2 photos of reeds and you will see it. Does it look finished to you? My daughter Amanda said that it was finished, what do you think?
It seems like a far away view of some trees off in the distance with subtle looseness instead of complete detail. To let the viewer imagine the rest.
A photo of some of the small detail, Lorene's.
A close up of Lorene's painting.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

I love the sight of reflections moving in the water as we paddle along the shore. They are very abstract in nature to me.
I thought I would show case some of my photography since it is also an art form and it is how my eye looks at the world and how I see patterns which often find themselves in my paintings,
This is my latest piece and I painted it for Lorene but she hasn't seen it yet. I wonder what her response to it will be. My daughter Amanda loves this piece and she is often my first critic and never afraid to be brutally honest which I always appreciate. We had friends out for supper on Saturday and everyone who saw it, also liked it. It actually looks better up close because there is a lot of texture which is not seen on the computer. The size is 3'x5' and is painted on wide edge canvas.
This is a painting that I started Friday night. I prepped the canvas with moulding paste by laying out the design making sure there is movement and texture and then I allow it to dry over night. The next day, I start to lay on the color and this takes some thinking and deciding what colors and where to put them and probably the longest process to me, because I tend to think a lot about it. This is as far as I managed to get because I ended up spending a few hours in the kitchen cooking and making bread and cheese buns. I will work on it and post all my next efforts later this week.

Friday, September 18, 2009

This is a work in progress. I'll add newer posts of this as I work on it.
Reflection. It is framed and measures 37''x14''.
This one is 10''x10'' and unframed.
This one is 10''x8'' and unframed.
This is 10''x10'' and unframed.
These two, left to right are 6''x6'', 8''x8'' and unframed.
From the left to right, these paintings measure 6''x6'', 10''x10'', and 8''x8'', and are unframed.
The painting on the left is 6''x6'', the one on the right is 8''x8''. Unframed.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

This little painting is unframed and 10''x8''.