I'm happy to announce that I have a revamped website up now and it includes a blog page. This will be the last post on this site.If you'd like to checkout the new site and future blog postings, go to www.janicerobertson.ca
all the best
Thursday, March 1, 2018
I'd like to incorporate more of this approach in my landscapes.Will see where that leads. Right now I'm longing for colour so the florals are chance to indulge that.
Sunday, February 11, 2018
Thursday, November 30, 2017
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Rock of Ages, Italia
24 x 30" acrylic
This painting was close to finished for a week and I lost momentum on it. It just didn't feel compelling to me. I usually paint landscapes of familiar places and this image was from a trip to Italy that I took about 5 years ago.
In the photo, the foreground was very dark and I lightened it up considerably. Yesterday, I got the notion to glaze the foreground with black and let the light sit in the sky and distant fields.Then I glazed the clouds with very dilute layers of quin red and hansa yellow. It made a huge difference and suddenly I'm happy with the painting.
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
This place is about 7 minutes from my house. I spent a beautiful afternoon painting plien air there a week ago. I took a few shots with my phone and one photo led to this 36 x 48" painting. I love painting big- have resolved to do a few more large scale pieces soon. It feels like being there when I'm working on a big piece.
This will be the final major painting that I'm taking to Calgary for the Stampede Art show. I might get a few more little ones done before I go. I'm getting excited, looking forward to being there again. The camaraderie with the other artists and the chance to talk to people about my work are my favourite things about the experience. It does feel like a marathon at times and the days are very long, but I feel blessed to be able to go.