Friday, August 27, 2010

So here's the final result. As you can see, most of the changes happened in the sky- I added some clouds and left some textured brushwork showing.The whole painting got a much stronger dose of color.I don't know if it's great painting now but I am much happier with it.

A recent clean out of my studio storage room revealed this painting. I did it last summer and it never made it out of the studio. I never liked it too much- found it very bland and boring. As I sometimes do with paintings where I feel like I have nothing to lose, I stuck it on the easel and started playing around. I didn't pull out the reference photo- just did what I felt like doing.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Anyone who knows Thormanby Island will enjoy this painting. It's where I spent my childhood summers and still get to go with generous friends that share their cottages with me.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

I lost a few painting days when I came down with heatstroke after doing an outdoor agility match with Blue last weekend. The temperature was 30+ degrees and I hosed the dog down regularly but forgot to do myself- yikes- I will be more careful from now on.
I think this piece is finally done- put the finishing touches on it today. I will deliver it to the Peninsula gallery in Sidney this weekend.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

I painted this little 8 x 8" piece for a fundraiser for the Whistler Art Workshops on the Lake. Tickets for the draw are $50.00 and the event takes place in Whistler on Sept 12th. If you're interested in more information, contact the Whistler Arts Council 604 935 8410.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Here's today's progress on the painting. The top part is getting near completion. I will post the final image in a few days when it's ready.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

I spent a few hours on the new painting today- here's how it's coming along

Saturday, August 7, 2010

We spent a great week in Whistler- teaching and hiking around enjoying the spectacular scenery. The weather was perfect. I got a lot of good photos and have posted one of my favorite ones here. The other image is the very early stage of a 30 x 40" painting that I'm doing from the photo. I like to get all the basic elements of the painting in before I get into any detail. I'll post the finished piece when it's done.
Today I'm off to do an outdoor demo for the Harmony Arts Festival in West Vancouver. It's pouring rain right now so should be interesting- we'll see if any hardy souls turn up to watch the demo.