Tuesday, May 20, 2014

A Blustery Day

  "A Blustery Day" 30 x 40" acrylic

The Peninsula Gallery in Sidney, Vancouver Island, has new owners, so they are celebrating the new beginning with the "Rebirth Show", opening on June 7th. I am looking forward to working with Jonathan and Vivian, and Alan and I both plan to attend the show. Come see us if you're in the area. The piece above is my contribution towards the show.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Sunny Bouquet 30 x 24" acrylic

Just finished this painting this morning. I tried many different treatments for the background, including various leaf patterns and polka dots. Once I put the stripes in, the painting just seemed to come together.

 I have a still life workshop coming up in Victoria in June, so I've been thinking about creative possibilities. Backgrounds can be really fun for a realist painter like me because you can make up anything you can imagine. In the reference photo, there was a window behind the flowers with a view of the garden. It would have been way too busy to have included all that.

If you're interested in the Victoria workshop, details can be found on my website: janicerobertson.ca