Wednesday, 17 April 2013
Here is another new piece, "Carrion", that was recently completed. For inspiration I began with a photograph of some trees, one almost completely bare and probably dying, which started me off for the tree in this painting. I then began to add a couple more trees lower down on the canvas only to realize that they didn't fit and had to remove them. I still felt that there was something lacking so I added two crows circling the tree. The title, while a bit morbid, fits with the presence of the crows, the dead tree, and makes further suggestion as to what could be lying at the base of the tree if only we could see it.
This piece, "Path Around the Rock", was actually begun ages ago and got pushed aside for some reason. I decided that now was the time to finish it and am very happy with the end product. I am always a bit taken with the patterns that I can find in the sand made by water and bits of debris, this painting is representative of those patterns and the small disruption of them made by the rock.
Tuesday, 16 April 2013
I recently finished up a few new pieces for the Burnaby Artists Guild Spring Show. This is one of the new ones. Another little one, 8" x 8" like "Coastal Strawberries". I find that size a nice one to work with when I want to do a study of a subject.