Monday, August 27, 2012

Hudson Sketchbook Part Deux

Here is the final digital collage of my most recent sketches of Hudson scenes.
This time focusing on a sailing theme.  Can't wait to see this one printed on
fabric.  My plan for the moment is to have a series of four as pillows with an
allover print to accompany it and be able to add elements according to interest.  So far so good...  I am enjoying the prep work a great deal.  Sketching is something I'm not accustomed to, so it is rewarding to collect
these into something usable other than leaving the sketches on the shelf.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Lilly of the Valley Teacup

6" x 6" x 1.5" Oil

It's about time I get back to posting small format oils again!  I'm itching to set up to paint with oils and yet I'm still enjoying honing my skills in sketching.
I'm posting this to try to get back into the groove.  This one was painted this
past Spring and I am planning more of the teacup series as I have a favourite
tea room in town where I'll be able to display these paintings.

Playin' Around

This is the scene I photograph often (as seen in the previous post) of the church across the Lake of Two Mountains in Oka.  Every time I drive home along the lake, I see something worth photographing.   The change of seasons or even the time of day, provide new ways of seeing the landscape on either side of the road; farms on one side and the lake on the other.   Early this summer a family of geese stayed behind rather than continue on their northern journey and raised their goslings on the small lake near my home, which prompted me to photograph and sketch them.  I thought I'd have a little
fun and morph my sketch with one of my photographs.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

A Little More Sketching

I wanted to add a few more sketches to the fabric project I started earlier this year.  Local landmarks and scenes have been photographed and slowly I'm getting around to sketching them.  Here is a prototype...
Now that I've assembled the various sketches I will adjust and re-sketch the elements I need before having the fabric printed.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Paintings & TeA

Wow!  It's been a while....but it's been busy in a good way.  At the beginning of August, I had the opportunity to display some of my small format paintings at the tea room here in Hudson (Mademoiselle Clifford's Florist and Tea Room on Cameron).  It's the perfect setting for paintings with a floral theme.

Since then, I was invited to display them here on a continuing basis and I gladly accepted.

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Studio Groupings

Working towards exhibitions means pulling out all sorts of props and collected things that I love, and then I hate to put them away after.  I thought I'd 
photograph little groupings of painting projects from the last year.