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Intermediate painting Saturday

My intermediate studio class continues and here are the results for both last week and this week:

Oil paint on canvas paper, 16" x 20"
Still Life with Bottles, 2015
Oil paint on canvas paper, 16" x 20"
Still Life with Purple Fabric, 2015
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Second commission completed

I completed my second commission earlier this week but I do still feel like I need to add some finishing touches with colouring pencil. I should have final results posted by the end of the week.

Acrylic on wood panel, 16" x 20"
Arabian Desert, 2015
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Landscape in progress

Next week will mark the end of my landscape painting class so here is my progress to date. Taken from a photograph my sister and I took in the Cape Winelands in 2008, the work is the culmination of everything we have learned over a 6-week period. I worked on the sky this evening and I will start on other detailing this weekend. The under painting, done in burnt siena, is visible in the foreground.

Acrylic on canvas board, 18" x 24"
Cape Winelands, 2015
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Intermediate painting class

This has been a tough week. My beloved pup, Siara, passed away 6 weeks short of her 9th birthday, so I have thrown myself into lots of painting. I think of it as therapy.

This is Week 3 of my intermediate painting class and I have my first oil painting in almost two decades to share. This work was done in cobalt blue and cadmium red tones. Yesterday, we did a colour temperature study, which I will post next week. I am currently working on two landscapes as well.

Oil on canvas paper, 16" x 20"
Study in Cobalt and Cadmium Red, 2015
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Sunday painting

It’s been raining since yesterday and after my painting class, I was psyched to start work on my next project. I decided to go with a modern landscape. I am still feeling my way through the process and I will have more landscape work over the coming weeks.

Acrylic on wood panel, 18" x 24"
The Pool on a Summer Day, 2015
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Landscape painting – A new experience

I have been taking a landscape painting class and I am extremely excited as I start a new project next class. Thus far, I have practiced by channeling and reproducing Tom Thomson’s Jack Pine. As well, I have been learning about underpainting. The results are below (Jack Pine is at the top left):

Landscape Practice

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Monochrome, anyone?

It’s been a while since my last post and life has been busy. Nevertheless, I have started two new continuing education classes at OCAD University, so I should be producing lots of work in the coming weeks. Here is the latest, a still life in tones of blue which was a lot of fun to do. I should have landscape paintings ready for posting soon too.

Acrylic on canvas paper, 16" x 20"
Alessi Bowl and Apples, 2015
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Happy Mothers’ Day!

As I could not be in Montreal to celebrate Mothers’ Day with my mom, I spent it at home and drew instead. Here are the results of my labour (in coloured pencil, just like yesterday):

Coloured pencil on paper, 11" x 15"
Portrait of a Young Man IV, 2015
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Happy Saturday!

Beautiful summer day here, so I went to breakfast with my sister and finished this when I got home. it’s the first time I have used colouring pencils since childhood so I might continue to experiment with them over the coming days. Let’s see how works turn out.

Coloured pencil on paper, 11" x 15"
Portrait of a Young Man III, 2015
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Thursday night quick sketch-and-paint

I just love the effect of throwing salt on wet watercolour ink. I experiment with table, Kosher, and sea salt, usually in the same work. I employed that technique in the quick work I completed tonight.

Speaking of the work, for weeks on end, I obsessed over the Anna Wintour bob. My current fascination is with long red hair (see “Ariel” from yesterday).

Watercolour ink on paper, 18" x 24"
Ophelia, 2015