The rich red browns of arbutus on the Gorge Inlet are a favorite subject to paint. I paddled my kayak right up under these trees, to see as much detail as I could. In the embankment, tunnels used by otters can be seen at low tide. These paintings are acrylic on watercolour paper, with manyContinue reading “Arbutus Over Water”
Here is how I paint: pebbles with white veins I use a reference picture, crop it to suit my paper or canvas, then draw it out. I apply frisket to the white veins in the rocks. When dry and removed, this leaves stark white areas, which must be toned and adjusted until the veins appearContinue reading “Pebble Paintings”
I am lucky to live by the water, surrounded by conifers. These leaning trees host herons and other wildlife all year long. I began a painting of this scene, somewhat abstracted. I used a red iron oxide underpainting that I covered when I changed my color scheme to blues.
Status: in progress Excited to use my last 12 x 36″ canvas, which lends itself to painting trees. I toned the canvas with a teal blue mix, (thalo blue, red iron oxide, white, yellow ochre, quinacridone gold) and then added clouds in the top third of the canvas, to suggest a landscape, and to createContinue reading “New Painting January 24, 2021”