Hi everyone, the Eagle painting is finished. This is the last of ten paintings done for the VASA Curiosity Show in St, Albert, Alberta.
It has been a very interesting and fulfilling project. Until I undertook doing these small paintings, I would never have believed that it takes at least as much time to do them as it does to do a larger painting. In some cases it takes even longer. The birds, for example, have many layers and each has to be applied after the previous layer has dried.
This one is as yet unnamed – send me your ideas for a name by clicking “leave a comment” below and submit your idea for a name.
I will be happy to get back to painting larger paintings again. I have a lot of ideas in my head, on paper, and sketched on canvasses. More flowers, landscapes. still life, wildlife and abstract paintings will be in my future. The abstract may be more for my entertainment than yours…
Much of the next couple of weeks will be spent getting framing done and having prints made for the Whyte Avenue Art Walk taking place in Edmonton July 12 thru 14th. The Art Walk last year was a great learning experience and I am looking forward to an even better time this year. It is especially nice to be able to interact with the community of art lovers and with other artists. I do hope if you are in the area, that you will drop by and say hello. The artists are required to be producing their art while displaying the paintings, etc.
This weeks book review is actually a magazine review: Plein Air Magazine is new to me and I am finding it a most informative resource. It is full of great tips for better painting. Master plein air artists are profiled and share their painting processes, pallets, and insights. Plien air painting gives you the valuable advantage of seeing the atmosphere and colors in REAL terms rather than averaged (as in photographs). Painting outside also may force you to paint faster – which may result in better painting – no time to “fiddle” with the paint. Give it a try; I think you’ll enjoy it.
Thank you all for hanging in there with me during this very busy time; it is much appreciated. Even if I do not have a completed painting to share, I will share some of my art photos and will continue to share resources I encounter that might assist you.
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Thanks and have a great weekend,