Accepted

Bob Pennycook1_Out Front_2015

This painting, called “Out Front”, 20×20″; acrylic, was accepted into the Society of Canadian Artists Elected Members Juried Show. The show is on now at the Markham Flato Theatre in Markham, ON. Last spring, I was juried into the Society of Canadian Artists as an Elected Member and this is my first attempt at entering one of the Society’s juried shows.

The painting is acrylic on canvas. I built up several layers of color in the background before I applied the foreground tree. Successful layers of color were coated with gloss gel medium applied with a palette knife, then subsequent colors were applied with the palette knife. The use of complementary colors makes the foreground tree pop. And that becomes the whole statement behind the painting – even though you’re different, you still belong.

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16 thoughts on “Accepted

    • November 3, 2015 at 3:29 pm
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      Thanks Carol!

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  • November 3, 2015 at 12:29 pm
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    It’s truly beautiful ! Congratulations!

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    • November 3, 2015 at 3:29 pm
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      Thanks Barbara. Appreciate the comments.

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  • November 3, 2015 at 7:20 pm
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    Beautiful painting Bob!

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    • November 3, 2015 at 9:41 pm
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      Thanks Helen!

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  • November 3, 2015 at 8:10 pm
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    Awesome. So much depth in the background. Makes one wonder “what lies beyond” .

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    • November 3, 2015 at 9:44 pm
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      Thanks Barb. Actually “what lies beyond” is more trees, then more trees etc. I have to drive through the forest every time I leave or return home and at times it seems endless but other times it can be so beautiful.

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  • November 3, 2015 at 9:20 pm
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    I absolutely love your work…as a photographer for 45 yrs I have a passion for painting…acrylics so far and blending colors is incredible..I love the different sizes you use…would love to learn more from you..Peggy Stokes Solana Beach CA

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    • November 3, 2015 at 9:57 pm
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      Thanks so much Peggy. Painting and photography are such a good fit. They both depend on light and color. We spent a little more than a month in southern California a couple of years ago. Based out of San Juan Capistrano but we drove everywhere, and one of our stops was Solana Beach. Such a beautiful area.

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  • November 4, 2015 at 5:01 pm
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    Beautiful! I just love the colors!

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    • November 5, 2015 at 11:25 am
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      Thanks Donna!

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  • November 6, 2015 at 3:01 am
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    What a glorious painting. The colours are amazing and have so much depth. Congrats on being accepted. You certainly deserve it.

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    • November 6, 2015 at 8:54 pm
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      Thanks Jane!

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  • February 14, 2016 at 8:36 am
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    Congratulations. I love the lights and darks. The tree grabs your attention along with the light on the grassy area. The painting has a magical quality. Have you ever used watercolor instead or acrylic. I use both, but right now I am concentrating on watercolor. Fabulous painting

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    • February 17, 2016 at 9:58 am
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      Thanks Sharma! I have used watercolor, but rarely. I find it much more difficult to control than acrylics.

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