Friday, 29 May 2015

Yeah! I have a camera again.

I haven't posted in over a month because I didn't have a camera and images from my phone are terrible.  That was corrected with the purchase of a battery charger for my camera.  I have been busy painting up a storm but I am so far behind in my documentation that I may never get caught up.  Here are a few of my recent attempts.

These first two were painted at my parents home on Paudash Lake. The horizontal painting is the view from the front yard and the vertical is the view from the back yard.

 I love painting skies despite the fact that they extremely challenging. Painting outside means dealing with constantly changing light however usually your subject is relatively static.  Clouds on the other hand are constantly moving and the more interesting they are the faster they move.

It is very easy to fall into the trap of painting what you think clouds should look like rather than looking at them and painting the way they actually appear at that given moment in time.
This last painting was painted in Crooks Hollow at the site of the original dam.  It was on a very damp and humid evening. This is one of my favourite places to spend time working because it is so peaceful.