Friday, September 25, 2015
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Saturday, September 19, 2015
Thursday, September 17, 2015
10 x 8 inches - oil on linen board - Lately, I have been slowing down and taking more time on a few paintings. I did not do them alla prima as I normally do and have changed materials a little. I am using oil paints with walnut oil and using walnut oil as medium. I also invested in linen boards to try them out.
Friday, September 11, 2015
8 x 10 inches - oil on gessoboard - Here is a trail going by the bay so that you can see the marsh. Unfortunately there are large areas taken over by invasive plants. It just goes to show you that even if you try to preserve or restore the environment, nature always, always changes into something new.
Thursday, September 10, 2015
6 x 8 inches - oil on gessoboard - Rondeau Park has many of these trees. They are actually Eastern Cottonwood trees and they make a gentle rattling sound in the wind. It gives the area its characteristic sound.
Wednesday, September 9, 2015
Tuesday, September 8, 2015
Monday, September 7, 2015
Friday, September 4, 2015
6 x 6 inches - oil on gessoboard - Rondeau Bay is shallow and sheltered from Lake Erie waves but it is open enough so that it can have a stiff breeze with only a light chop on the water. This is perfect for sailing and some days the board sailors show up in numbers and literally fly through the air. I am not sure why it doesn't just rip their arms off.
Thursday, September 3, 2015
Wednesday, September 2, 2015
I had trouble choosing an easel and finally ended up making a wall easel because of the studio real estate taken up by any easel I could find. It turned out to be fairly simple made from two short 2x4s bolted horizontally onto the wall at the top and bottom; 4 hardwood 1x2s; and 4 blocks held in place with bolts. So far it has worked for me both for large work and small boards by adding a board holder.
7 x 5 inches - oil on gessoboard - Many years ago the preferred sailing craft on the shallow Rondeau Bay off Lake Erie was a handbuilt scow with a centre board. This is one of the few of them that survive.
Tuesday, September 1, 2015
6 x 8 inches - oil on gessoboard - In a stiff wind, these little boats flip over spilling the young sailors into the bay. They just stand on the keel and get back into the race, hoping that others have the same misfortune. It appears to be lots of fun.