Monday, April 15, 2013

VI Music Fest
Oil on Canvas

Good Morning all.
On Friday, I decided to write up a schedule for the day, including 2 long painting times, along with the mundane tasks such as housework. I stuck fairly close to the schedule and amazed at how much painting I was able to do.
Above is a painting that I had been working on in the past week. I was trying a looser style and very colourful. A little looser perhaps but I love the colours. It was a beautiful bright evening last July when I took the photo. The heat of the day was still with us but the shadows and colours were becoming saturated.
The painting below was started as a demo to an art group, Studio 30, here in Victoria this past Wednesday evening. I mostly finished it on Friday. I was using Lucas Berlin water mixable oils for easy clean up. The reference photo was a quick shot from my cell phone this past Good Friday as Glen and I sat in a restaurant in Ladysmith. It was a warm and bright day and the light coming in from the window was like a gift. The shadows created and the wonderful colours created on the metal lids and the glass were amazing. Thanks to Glen for stepping out of the picture.

Printingdum Beanery
Oil on Canvas