The chinooks we have in Calgary make it feel like spring in the middle of winter. Picked up a small bouquet of tulips and did this spring inspired painting.
Needed a change from painting landscapes, as I felt like I was beginning to repeat myself. Changing canvas sizes helped for awhile as did a change of colours, and contrasts. Sometimes a change in subject helps with boredom, at other times, a change in mediums. Have done five new florals using a colored gesso as a primer. This one is done on gold gesso. I liked the effects it created in the patterned areas.
These are some of my new paintings at Stephen Lowe art gallery in Calgary Alberta, Surround yourself with warmth. Canada.http://www.stephenloweartgallery
The APP called Iartview is the best one to use when you want to visualize the way your art might appear when hanging in your space.
I enjoy the vertical format of many of the paintings created in the Art Nouveau era. This 60X24 acrylic was created from a sketch done in our garden. I liked creating the large flat shapes, then adding the whimsical flowers and linear accents.
Have been adding the luster of metallic to these new acrylics. And am concentrating on integrating the textures of the background with the subject. Landscapes have always been a favorite inspiration. This fall, I was inspired by the sunflowers, growing in the garden at the historical Fort Calgary location.
Became a senior signature member of the FCA in 2002.