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.
Came across this beautiful waterfall in the Crowsnest Pass. I believe it is called Drum Falls. Don’t think I could find it again.
Drum Falls Crowsnest 48×24
This is a favorite subject, love adding roads that lead the eye upwards in the composition.
Have painted something smaller, similar to this one, in oils, using a different palette.The larger size, 48×48, as well as a different choice of colors gives this painting a more contemporary look.
Have always loved using neutrals in a composition. For the most part, these have been browns and shades of brown. Have been experimenting with mixing shades of warms and cool greys, using complements. It was something I always enjoyed doing when working with watercolors.
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