Saturday, October 27, 2012

Blue Cow

Blue Cow, 9 x 12" acrylic
Here's another small painting that will be in the Oct 30th show. I painted it this summer when I was up in Sorrento. The reference photo was taken in Sorrento too. I was driving around with my friend Gaye Adams, looking for subject matter when we came across this girl, posing and beautifully backlit. It's one of my favourite paintings in the show.

Speaking of the show, I have now seen Gaye's paintings and also my sister, Suzanne Northcott's paintings. There is some really beautiful work going into this show. I can't wait to see what Jean, Liz and Sarah have come up with. Come join us for a glass of wine if you can.

Friday, October 19, 2012

little guys

These are little 8 x 10" oils. I painted them a while ago, both of them in pretty conventional colours. Yesterday I took another look at them and decided to play with the colour a bit. I didn't look at any reference, just kept trying different colour ideas until I liked what I see. I think they are both a lot more fun than they were originally.

These paintings will be going to the Federation Gallery in Vancouver for my group show. I plan to have between 10 and 12 new pieces in the show. The opening is Tuesday, Oct 30th, 6:00 to 9:00- everyone welcome, so pop in if you are interested.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Grandma's Beach 24 x 36" acrylic
I finally put the last touches on this today, although tomorrow I might find something else to change on it. I came so close to giving up on it a couple of times. Nothing came easy on this one. Alan came in the studio and told me to lose the rock on the right side of the foreground. I don't always listen to him but this time I think he was right.

This painting was a lesson on hanging in there, but also in putting something aside. I completed three other paintings while this one was in progress. Yesterday another new one was going sideways so I decided to spend some time on this and now it's done. I might even like it!