Monday, 16 October 2017
Wednesday, 11 October 2017
Strait of Georgia
20" x 24" - acrylic on canvas - $400
This painting was inspired by a photo I took while travelling in British Columbia a few years ago. We had taken a ferry from Vancouver Island and crossed the Strait of Georgia to a small town called Powell River, and then drove south sticking as closely to coastal roads as we could. This is a view looking west over the strait just south of the town.
I started working on this painting last spring and though it only needed a little final tweaking I could never find the time to finish it - until today. Now that the challenge is over and Thanksgiving is past, I am hoping to complete some larger canvases that have been staring at me since the end of summer. Because I usually work on several paintings at once they tend to finish in groups. It never rains but it pours!
Monday, 9 October 2017
Friday, 6 October 2017
11" x 11.5" - acrylic on canvas paper - SOLD
I was was driving along rural roads today and I was noticing the subtlety of the colour in the fields and the vegetation. Normally at this time of year where I live the bright reds, oranges and yellows we associate with autumn are in full force. However, I found the muted reds, yellows, violets and greens just as beautiful and they inspired this painting. And because it is Thanksgiving weekend (in Canada) I named it that.
Have a wonderful weekend!
P.S. - the colours in real life are even better than what I was able to capture with my camera lens!
Monday, 2 October 2017
Saturday, 30 September 2017
End of Summer I
11" x 13" - acrylic, pastel, intense pencil on canvas paper - $30
End of Summer II
16" x 12" - acrylic & ink on watercolour paper - $30
Today is of course the last day of September and the last day of the month long challenge of painting 30 paintings in as many days. I actually completed two today and am still not sure which one will be my final challenge piece. I really like them both. Similar palettes and styles and both inspired by travels in France. It has been fun, and I have very much appreciated those of you who looked, commented and purchased my work.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Friday, 29 September 2017
10" x12" - acrylic on canvas - $35This is the penultimate day of the 30 paintings in 30 day challenge. I had such fun yesterday starting with a black ground and painting with loose brush strokes that I worked the same way with this one The composition is based on a photo I took at our cottage several years ago, on a windless day when there were these great big dramatic clouds reflected on very calm water.