Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Late Afternoon Light

Late Afternoon Light Oil on Board 12 x 12 in.
Here's an en plein air piece from about a month ago when the weather was unseasonably warm. There is a small pond that I call Wellington Pond that is a favourite spot of mine to hang out at, lots of interesting things going on there if one spends the time to look and listen.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Approaching rain

Approaching Rain Oil on Board 10 x 12
I was digging around in my box of small paintings this afternoon and came across this en plein air piece I did last summer. The funny thing is that another painter painted the same painting, she must have been sitting in the exact same place I was. Good eye. I just finished this and it started to rain. Love how they bring back memories.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Pond Study

Pond Study Oil on Board 8 x 10
I've done three studies for a large format painting I'm currently working on, 48 x 60 in, this oil, a pastel and a small pencil sketch.  I don't usually go to this extent but it has been helpful, although I am now deviating a bit from the original idea.  Its good to have something to go back to, the original idea and inspiration.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Early March Melt

Early March Melt  Oil on Board 10 x 12 in.
Its been awhile since I've posted on this site. I have been painting but have been neglecting to update my blog site.  Winter has been a mixed bag in these parts. Today it quite cold, very windy with speeds clocking in around 70 km/hr with snow mixed in.  Three days ago when I painted this panel it was 14 above Celcius and sunny! I enjoyed sitting down at the creek painting and listening to the water gurgle and the birds sing.  Very pleasant and a portent of nice weather to come I hope.