Wednesday, August 26, 2015

1078 The Son of a Wild Life

It is only four months to Boxing Day... so it is time to maybe post a winter painting from 2009. I painting this in the Watershed Farm Studio on one of the hottest days of the summer.
This is the son of #0610 "Wildlife". I arbitrarily decided to use the word "son" instead of "sun" in this effort. It could have gone either way as there is a lot of light and shadows in this painting.
This is the first painting when I froze my hands but it was worth it. I thought it deserved a bigger format so this is it. I added one more set of cotton tail tracks but otherwise it is pretty much like the inspiration.

Monday, August 24, 2015

686 Rocky Shoreline

Revisiting a past canoe trip... Thursday, June 10, 2004...
This is the view from "Margaritaville" very late in the afternoon. I was having a great time wasting away again in my canoe. In fact this was the best place to be as the mosquitoes had conquered and were still holding terra firma. I painted this from the canoe and didn't worry too much about detail.

685 Entrance to McCrae Falls

A blast from 11 years ago... Thursday, June 10, 2004 to be exact.
This is the view from the bridge that was built around 2001for the snowmobiles to get across McCrae Falls. I was looking eastward toward the water about to spill over the falls. All I could hear was the sound of the water. I was all alone at McCrae.. except for the two billion mosquitoes. I could also hear the buzzing of the mosquitoes.

Saturday, August 1, 2015

849 La Cloche

Started around 2 pm Thursday, October 5th, 2006
On Thursday afternoon,  I canoed George Lake... inspected A.Y. Jackson Lake and Little Sheguiandah Lake. I set up my easel on the large point just west of the portage to Freeland Lake. The La Cloche Mountains just to the west across George Lake were an inspiring site. The wind had veered around to the north and I had to get in the shelter of the spruce trees on the point. The painting just flowed. #0851 "The Sun of La Cloche" is the bigger version inspired by this sketch.