I painted this 36″ x 12″ Acrylic from a photo taken a few years ago. I used just three colours (with titanium White) for the sunset colours: Cadmium Orange, Cobalt Blue, and Alizarin Crimson. I love the purple that Cobalt Blue and Alizarin Crimson make. For the black I mixed Ultramarine Blue and Raw Umber. This will most likely be put up for sale in the next group art sale – hopefully we can start those again soon.
I have been busy painting now that Christmas is over and things are back to “Covid normal”. We have also had some cold weather lately, and that is very conducive to staying inside and painting. Here are some of the recent ones.
On The Rocks
This was painted from a photo taken by Kelsey Ann Alpaugh (@k.double.a on instagram). She takes lovely photos around Vancouver Island and she very kindly gave me permission to paint it. I especially enjoyed painting the rocks under the surface. It is a 22×28″ acrylic on gallery wrap canvas.
I just finished this painting: Misty Mount Assiniboine. It is an 18 x 24 Acrylic on Gallery Wrapped canvas. This was the view from our cabin on a recent trip to Mount Assiniboine Lodge.
I sold two paintings today! They were both 12″ x 36″ rock paintings done from photos taken along the Elbow River in the Elbow Falls area. I was given a challenge of posting photos of 5 paintings in 5 days on Facebook and the buyers saw my posting and contacted me. The two were favourites of mine so it was a bit hard to see them go but they had just been sitting in my closet and will now go to a new home where they will get to be on display. That sure beats a life in a closet.
After doing a major clean out of the house (thanks to Covid19) it was back to painting. Here are some small flower paintings that I started with.
Also some rock paintings – my favourite subject to paint.
And finally some landscapes – always a challenge for me.
I think this might be my favourite rock landscape painting because I love the warm colours of the hoodoos. It was a lot of fun to paint and I liked using a birch panel for it. I painted a frame and mat on the edge. I am showing the initial value painting below as well as the finished painting above.
I don’t usually do landscapes as I find them intimidating, but I had this tall skinny canvas that seemed to need a tall landscape painting on it. So I found one of my favourite photos from Sunshine Meadows in Banff National Park and painted this lone larch tree. I titled it “Reaching for the Sunshine”. It is an acrylic on stretched canvas with a black floater frame. I plan to put it up for sale in the Spring Bow West Art Sale, April 18, 2020.