Monday, June 26, 2017

To Lake Ontario, On Location, June 25

To Lake Ontario

Painted from the front seat of may car.

 a very beautiful and gently unsettled started off almost perfectly clear, but within 20 minutes came a variety of quick showers. The sky was repainted right at the end. Acrylic, pencil, on thin gessoed panel 7.75 x 8 inches. I always like the idea that every single little touch is important...there is an energy to the quality of mark that often shouldn't be tampered with. I like that the lowest part of the grey cloud is the first big brushstroke that went in...and it wasn't touched afterward....

I like this day I walked right around the whole field. just north of Port Hope, Ontario...above the lake, the land is hilly and beautiful. Here, I'm about 2 minutes north of Garden Hill.

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Sunday, June 18, 2017

On Location, June 18

In Advance
Acrylic on gessoed, cradled birch panel 11 x 14 x 1 inches, wired at back and ready to hang. Painted on location from the front seat of my car.............afternoon, June 18, hot, humid, windy, the skies changing by the minute and the air feels unstable...something is coming......

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Thursday, June 15, 2017

On Location, June 14

Yesterday evening....I always enjoy seeing Rice Lake from a distance. Perfect quiet...only one car passed. The evening light was shining on the painting a bit too much, but the passenger seat visor helped. I intersperse this plein air method, with my other ways of making. I like to paint on location at least once a week.....the other days are devoted to studio work.

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