Oil on Gessoboard 5 x 7. I saw this dump truck while on a garden tour and took lots of photos because I knew one day I would paint it.
Friday, September 23, 2011
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Monday, September 19, 2011
Oil on Gessoboard. 6 x 6. As it often happens, I was about ready to throw this one out the window part way through but I kept on going and I am now happy with the way it turned out.
Friday, September 16, 2011
Oil on Gessoboard 5 x 7. I drew with a regular pencil on the board after a value sketch because the watercolour pencil was not showing up enough. Then not wanting the pencil to contaminate the paint, I coated it with acrylic medium first. I don't know what impact this might have on the long term survival of the painting but it kept the pencil from bleeding into the paint.
Monday, September 5, 2011
Sunday, September 4, 2011
Friday, September 2, 2011
Sunday, August 28, 2011
Saturday, August 27, 2011
Oil on canvas panel 8 x 10. I used a reference photo for this one and am fairly happy with the way it turned out. I learn something new each effort so the frequent painting of small works is paying off.
Friday, August 26, 2011
Oil on Gessoboard 6 x 6. This is an electric car from 1916 which is still running very well, proof that cars took the wrong fork in the road a long, long, long time ago. We are just now starting to get back on track.
I have not posted for a while. I have been rethinking some things with my painting and redoing my space a bit. I am having a bit of difficulty with stray reflections, both while painting and with photographing my work. When I photograph the paintings, I sometimes get reflected speckles that are not really there.
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Monday, July 18, 2011
Saturday, July 16, 2011
Oil on Canvas board 6 x 8" - This is my contribution to the Daily Paintworks "Paint What You Paint With Challenge". When I thought about the challenge, I realized that I use my camera and computer a lot, so I included them. The hard part was doing it without my favourite tools.
Thursday, July 14, 2011
Oil on Hardboard 6 x 7" - I brought in the first of the beans from the garden today as well as the last of the peas. All the peas fought valiantly to reach the house but only this one made it.
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Oil On Hardboard 7 x 6" - I found this silver cup in my stuff. It has my initials on it so I guess my parents bought it for me when I was a child. The finish is starting to lose its luster from age. How's that for a reflection?
Monday, July 11, 2011
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Oil on canvas board 6 x 8. Tourist places are sometimes popular for a reason. Peggy's Cove in Nova Scotia is one of my favourite places. If you go there, make sure you have gingerbread and ice cream at the restaurant but make sure that you do not go to close to the shore. Regularly, tourists are swept into the sea by surprise waves.
Monday, July 4, 2011
Sunday, July 3, 2011
Friday, July 1, 2011
Sunday, June 26, 2011
6" x 7" oil on hardboard
This is one of my favourite vases. Its dark and irregular shape with a small opening lends itself to one or two small flowers. The rock was one that unfortunately hopped into our trunk as we were visiting the ocean.
6" x 7" oil on hardboard
I brought a cutting from our Mock Orange in and painted it. The smell when it is flowering is amazing. I had to prune it severely this year because it was taking over its neighbours.