This my one and only painting I completed this weekend in Crowsnest, although I have two more which may be salvageable in the studio. This one is 24 inches x 24 inches.
Monday, June 28, 2010
Top:Barbara Amos ( trying to get our attention...she did)
Enjoying some before dinner cocktails and friendly banter.
Some images of our paintings from the day
Friday, June 11, 2010
Thursday, June 10, 2010
Starting to work on the trees in the foreground.
At this point I need to take a break and let paint dry again. Still using the palette knife.
Still using the palette knife I quickly block in my painting starting from dark to light...sometimes going back again to darks trying to vary my strokes and colors. A little blending but not too much, I'm still not concerned about my colors. Now I have put in my lightest light, the sunlit snow.
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Acrylic, 36 in x36 in
I wanted to do a larger version of another painting I had done of this scene ( Rawson Lake). I'm liking the way this has turned out. Painted mostly with a palette knife and trying real hard not to get too tight.
I have two large 4 ftx 4 ft canvases in my studio yet to tackle. Maybe one large mountain scape and one equines?
Monday, June 7, 2010
Acrylic, 16 in x20 in
*UPDATE-ok, I have reworked this again and I'm quite happy with it now*
This painting has caused me nothing but grief. I have re- worked, over-worked, and changed this painting so much over the last week I'm tired of it. I will put it away and deal with in again in the future. I don't want to beat myself up...if it's not working, go on to something else that will make you feel better. I will clean my studio and get refreshed and rejuvenated.
On a brighter note this week-end certainly has gotten me out of the doldrums.I had such positive feedback from my paintings at the Leighton Centre Clothesline Sale, that I now feel ready and inspired to tackle my studio. I sold 7 of my 15 paintings as well as the 2 larger ones inside the gallery from the members show.Yea, I can buy more paint and canvas!