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Monday, November 16, 2020

I can see the light

I can see the light, watercolor 40 x 30 cm

charcoal sketch

 Continuing with the same subject, which is quite rewarding, now that the leaves have fallen and the days  are getting cold and gloomy.

Monday, November 9, 2020

See the Light

See the Light 1, watercolor 20 x 10 cm

See the Light 2, watercolor 20 x 10 cm

See the Light 3, watercolor 20 x 10 cm

See the Light 4, watercolor 20 x 10 cm

Trying this subject with varied techniques, colors and moods to decide how to do a larger one.


Light in the Forest, charcoal sketches

Light in the Forest, the four small watercolors


 

Monday, November 2, 2020

Autumn Colors

Autumn Colors 1, watercolor 40 x 30 cm

Autumn Colors 2, watercolor 40 x 30 cm

Autumn Colors, charcoal sketches

 Many people tell me that with years past the winters become more and more unpleasant to them. I can't agree more! Another change I notice for myself, is that I have started to appreciate and enjoy the autumn more than I used to. This year the summer was nice and hot and the cool nights started steadily in September. Both required conditions for a magnificent display of autumn colors. 
This is passed now and the threes dropped their colorful attire, but there will be some Indian summer days to enjoy.

Sunday, July 26, 2020

Purple Baby


Purple baby 2, watercolor study

Purple baby 1, watercolor study


Sunday, January 19, 2020

Industrial

Industrial, watercolor 28 x 25  cm
Inspired by the steel plant near Hamilton, a common site on the highway from Toronto to Niagara.

Saturday, January 4, 2020

Abstract Landscapes

A few more loose landscapes done wet-in-wet with palette knife and plastic card. It is so much fun not knowing what will happen with the pigments and shapes. The results give me ideas how to use some of these effects.

Remote, watercolor on Bristol paper, 30 x 23 cm


Rain in the Mountains, watercolor on Bristol paper, 30 x 23 cm

Lake, watercolor on Arches paper, 28 x 25 cm

Keep it simple, watercolor on Arches paper, 28 x 25 cm


Purple landscape, watercolor on Bristol paper, 30 x 23 cm

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Goodbye year...

 Let the new year be full of warm and happy colors throughout! 

Yet, blues are fun, especially when you give up control and just watch what happens on the paper

Abstract winter seascape 3, watercolor 30 x 23 cm

Abstract winter seascape 2, watercolor 30 x 23 cm

Abstract winter seascape 1, watercolor 30 x 23 cm

Sunday, December 29, 2019

The River

The River 1, watercolor,  42 x 23 cm
source photo
Several interpretations of this photo that I took from the car while traveling in Cape Breton. I liked the directional clouds, but of course, didn't like the railings in the front. The beauty of painting, is that you can get rid of any unwanted objects and change things the way you like them.
Not having painted for a long time, it took me several attempts to get to the fresh look of the watercolor above.Then experimented with acrylics, with different colors, one with a palette knife only and the other with brushes.


The River 4, acrylic, 20 x 15 cm
The River 2, acrylic, 32, 24 cm

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Cardinal

Cardinal, watercolor 30 x 22 cm
Cardinals are of the few birds brave enough to overwinter here in Ontario. It is definitely the most colorful one. Unlike the sparrows who have been frequenting my bird feeders this winter,  this bird seldom stays long enough to let me take pictures. But several days ago this flamboyant male cardinal was so kind to pose for over five minutes.
Cardinal, watercolor 22 x 30 cm

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

A little one

Chimp, watercolor 29 x 22 cm