Monday, August 25, 2008

What I Did on My Summer Vacation Pt II

On the beach at Inverhuron near Kincardine.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

What I Did on My Summer Vacation Pt I

OK, so they're not in colour, like some people .
Sketches from a cottage we rented on Lake Anima-Nippissing. Cool place.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

This was done the day before we left. Again, at the site.

I got really exited about this one, then after stepping back to admire my brilliance, I realized I had painted a backdrop for "the Jungle Book-part 2". That's the F---ing storyboard artist coming out when I'm not looking.

...and number 4. I've got this thing for Birch trees.

This was created in the same day. All these are in oils on gessoed masonite.

After that fiasco, Annemarie convinced me to look for inspiration at the camp site. More food, potential roof over my head and company when needed was the argument given.
And this was the result. Just a simple study of a birch.

Kolouring Kanvases in Killarney

I'm back from Killarney Provincial Park and had a spectacular time painting. 6 paintings in 10 days. I'm not sure if my enthusiasm is reflected in what I created but in the immortal words of Bugs Bunny "I don't give a crap!" (....or was that Lord Black.) More than half my enjoyment comes from just the act of painting outside.
Anyway, this was my first attempt. I hiked with all my gear out to AY Jackson Lake and produced this piece of shit. I was in sort of a 'I'll show that Mark Harris I can paint clouds, too!' frame of mind and failed miserably. I was chased back to the camp site by that nasty black cloud.