Warm Water

Warm waterThis is a recent painting based on a visit to Presqu’ile Provincial Park this past spring.

The subject seems to be a strong one for me since I’ve used this image in several paintings. The almost central image of a group of trees, for me, is iconic. It signifies a focused sense of community. But I called this painting “Warm Water” because of the foreground colors.

The painting was done on a cradle board. Several acrylic colors and values were poured onto the board using Liquitex pouring medium and left to dry overnight. I sanded the acrylic lightly to create some tooth then completed the painting with casein. I love using casein. Even after it dries to the touch it remains malleable allowing me to spritz, spray and scrape to create the design.

The acrylic area in this painting is the orange in the sky background and the warm oranges and yellows inn the foreground water.

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Juried Exhibition

RainThis painting was selected to be part of a juried exhibition entitled “Canadian Landscape” to be held at the Agnes Jamieson Gallery in Minden Ontario from July 29 to September 11.

The painting is called Our House Series: Red Tree in Rain and is part of a series of paintings I’m working on depicting various areas around our house in various climatic conditions.

The painting is a combination of acrylic and casein with acrylic used as the underpainting and casein used on top for its matte look.  It’s painted on 18″ x 18″ cradled birch plywood which I love to work on because of it’s smoothness.

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