Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Color sketches

I tried something a little different today in the studio. I am going to be doing a demo this Saturday at Granville Fine Arts Gallery as part of the Artwalk event that day- 11:30 to 1:30 if you're in the neighbourhood.

 I'm planning to paint one of my images from the Italian trip but I wasn't sure which one. I decided to try several 8 x 10" colour sketches. The goal was to be quick, use a big brush and leave out as much detail as possible. I spent less than an hour on each of the three paintings I did.

I had fun, although it was stressful to work that fast and not get into detail. I know this is a very good exercise for me and I plan to do it a lot more- I think my work sometimes suffers from too much detail.

Bye the way, I chose the bottom image to paint as my demo.

Monday, June 17, 2013

I finally finished this painting today- it's the one I was working on at Painter's Lodge. I've been teaching a lot of workshops lately. Other than a three day workshop at Whistler in July, I'm finished with teaching until the fall now. Hopefully I'll get back to more painting time in the studio.

Alan and I leave for the Western Art Show at the Calgary Stampede at the end of the month. Alan will be sharing a booth with our good friend, Rick McDiarmid. This is our first time so we will see how it all unfolds- should be quite an adventure.