Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Oh Canada

Patriotic in Parrsboro
8x8 oil on panel 
special shipping price to Canada

I only recently discovered that my Mama had a Canadian flag in her eclectic collection of this and that. I don't know where or when she acquired it but, it's mine now and I was delighted to be able to fly it off the railing at the cottage in Parrsboro. 
We do, after all, have MacDonald roots from Antigonish on my mama's, mama's side.
While racking my brain for something to paint besides water, boats and trees I suddenly hit on a novel idea. The flag!
I really enjoyed working the back and forth in the creases and I adore the RED in the Maple Leaf! 

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Birds On a Wire

Birds On a Wire
9x12 oil on panel

This was started in the studio yesterday
 using a limited palette of burnt umber, alizarin crimson, ultramarine and white.

I honestly need some feedback on this one because I can't tell if I should go back on it or let it be.
I love when birds swarm around telephone wires and then land en masse!

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

"Bathing Beauties" Girls Just Wanna Paint Challenge

6x9 watercolor with pen and ink
These two fabulous BFF's were strolling on Wingaersheek Beach in Gloucester and I was taken by their beauty, the contrast in their skin tones and their girlish delight in taking 'selfies' with their phones.
This painting is a bit of a departure for me as in, I drew the figures with a micron pen and then did the watercolor. My camera does not capture the depth in the water or the iridescent sparkle I used on the figures and in the sand.
Check out the Girls Just Wanna Paint Bathing Beauties!
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