Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Ravine, February 14th/2010, 2:40 p.m.



I walked to the very back of a favourite field and around the rim that led down into this gully....the perspective and views change radically in this hilled country, over very short distances. The land is full of surprises....a bit further up, one could see for miles over various elevations going northward.

Acrylic on gessoed paper, listed on Etsy.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Lake Ontario, February 8



5.75" x 7.25", acrylic collage on paper.

Made as a demonstration piece for some AP students. I took my lunch hour to drive along the lake, made a very brief pencil diagram of this composition, and completed the collage and painting stage in the studio.

The time lag between making the collage papers and actually using them in paintings continues to fascinate me. Here, I notice the slight resist in the sky caused by the blue over an existing dry layer of glue. All studio papers are kept for reuse....there is no telling what will be useful. Spoken like a true packrat, I know, but in this piece you can actually see how so called rubbish is transformed.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Little Forest



A cold day, late afternoon......the little forest at the back seems to be surviving.....the die-off resulting from a dry spring planting was not very severe. These little trees are into their third year now.

Things have been very busy in general and I look forward to getting back to more painting very soon.