Sunday, September 23, 2012
I'm going to be immersed in a Brian Ayteo workshop for the next 5 days!Staying at the River Rock Studio near Cochrane in the foothills.I love Brian's work and have been looking forward to this all summer.Loose and big. Here is a few examples of his work. I'll post more of this workshop later.
Friday, September 21, 2012
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
What an incredible experience! Words can't express how exhilarating and inspiring this painting excursion was! From the moment I stepped into the helicopter it was a painters dream. Not to take away from the great company and delicious food!
Every evening before dinner, our talented and entertaining Chef, strummed his guitar and sang us his mouth watering menu. Thanks for the great food Stephan! Doug, our wonderful and informative guide, made my life much easier as he lugged most of my painting supplies to various locations every morning. And, he or Stephan would come find me hours later and lug it all back!. As we strolled, Doug enlightened me with many history stories of the area and answered all of my silly questions! Thanks Doug!
But most of all, thanks to my wonderful companion Wendy and Mountain Galleries for inviting me along on this awesome trip! We worked hard, ate well,had great conversation,shared a few drinks laughs, and went to bed satisfied, refreshed and eager for the next day.
I managed to paint 8 canvases. Two of which I need to finish and two need some adjustments. But I was quite happy with my results and can't wait to produce larger works in my studio!
Thursday, September 13, 2012
acrylic, 18 x 24
I usually have a clear image in my head of how I want my painting to look like.Funny how sometimes it doesn't turnout that way and you create something totally different, like it had a mind of its own...this one was like that. I try not to fight it and see where it leads me...I love surprises and happy accidents.
Monday, September 10, 2012
Friday, September 7, 2012
small acrylic 8 x 16 inches
I have a tendency to over work my small paintings and spend way too much time on them. I sometimes add too much detail instead on concentrating on large shapes and values. This little painting came together quite quickly (just over an hour) and even though there seems to be a lot of detail, up close you can see, there is not. I think it'll be a good exercise for me to work on smaller paintings daily.
Thursday, September 6, 2012
acrylic 12 x 9 inches
A small quick study of Chatterbox Falls in the Princess Louisa Inlet,British Columbia, in prep for a larger canvas. As long as I enjoy painting waterfalls, I will continue to paint them.
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Whistler in the summer is really beautiful! And the market was busy!It was a warm sunny day demoing my painting techniques. I'm a fast painter at the best of times but painting outside caused me to paint even quicker. No time to get nervous or over think, forcing me to be more spontaneous...I had to get that acrylic paint on the canvas before it dried on my palette. I was quite pleased with the results. Many thanks to Liz and Sharon at Mountain Galleries for all their support!