Friday, February 28, 2014

Snow Sketches

More studies of snow and trees on our property through various windows of our house.  It was -25 degrees outside so I took the easy way out and painted indoors.  The really bright coloured ones were meant to be underpaintings but I did like the effects and just left them as loose sketches.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Brilliant Sun

A view from my kitchen window on a brilliant sunny day.

Friday, February 21, 2014

Winter Sketches

Snow Fields near Saar's Lane

Colour underpainting

From my Kitchen window - using the previous colour study as a reference.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Point Petawawa


A summertime view of one of my favourite locations on the Ottawa River -  where the Petawawa River flows into it.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Saar's Lane

Last autumn found Marina and  I painting on Saar's Lane not far from her house.  The sun was setting behind the rolling landscape and we did one last small painting of the day.  This remains one of my favorite outdoor sketches, both for the looseness of the brushwork and the freshness of the colour.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Finchley Road

It's been quite a while since I have posted on my blog; I have been painting all this time but have not been happy with the way my paintings have looked after I photographed them.  I continue to experiment with different set-ups but have returned to using my Lumix camera with the paintings set up on my painting easel using natural daylight on a sunny day with the light coming in from my north windows.  This particular painting was done last fall while out with my friend Marina as we cruised the "Roads of Renfrew County" looking for painting spots.