I've posted numerous paintings that had their beginnings by my looking out my studio window, and this is another one. Painted just before the cold weather set in and the wind blew all the leaves away, it also celebrates my continued interest in the Canadian Group of Seven, in particular Tom Thompson. Hope you like it.
This painting underwent 2 cuts before I was satisfied with it. Sometimes I go back to the site of the painting and re-work the piece. I like to do this as it connects me in a special way with the land I'm standing on.
I have the highest regard for the Canadian painter Tom Thompson. His paintings inspire me to try harder to succeed at my quest to paint well. This painting had its genesis in the landscape around Manitou Beach, SK. I haven't had much time to paint outdoors lately, work gets in the way but I try my best! Hope you enjoy, and for my European and other worldly readers please Google Tom Thompson and have a look at what he accomplished in his short life, you won't be sorry.
This painting is loosely based on a previously posted image. It was largely painted with a 12 inch wide drywall tool and finished up with progressively smaller tools. I had great fun with it and I'm looking forward to doing more with this type of paint application. Currently I'm looking for a supplier of Oil paint that can sell me quantities in quart and gallon sizes as this technique can really burn up the paint! The German painter Gerhard Richter had a hand in this, my hat is off to him.