Landscapes

Posted: February 9th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Flowers, Landscape Painting, Plein-air Landscape | No Comments »

Here are a few paintings that I had a hard time photographing without glare. Not perfect, but an improvement on previous attempts. That shimmering quality in the photo, particularly the two top ones? That’s just the light bouncing off the paint and varnish when I photograph them. They were all started in plein air.

Spring Flowers

Spring Flowers
8×10
oil on board
Kingston, Ontario


Fall Light

Fall Light
8×10
oil on board
Along the path near the Canada Aviation and Space Museum, Ottawa

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8×10
oil on board
Lemoine Point Conservation Area, Kingston


Recent Landscapes

Posted: July 4th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Alla-Prima Painting, Landscape Painting, Plein-air Landscape | No Comments »

Here are some of the plein-air paintings that I have completed in the past year (a few were reworked in the studio). My camera and photographing set up are primitive and I’m having difficulty capturing dark areas without glare, so I can’t post all that I’ve done. You can see this problem in the trees of Along the Deer Trail and the vines in Back Alley Walk for example. I’m working to solve the problem and hope to add a few more works in the days to come.

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Along the Deer Trail
9×12
oil on board
Lemoine Point Conservation Area, Kingston

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Into the Woods
9×12
oil on board
Little Cataraqui Creek Conservation Area, Kingston

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Back Alley Walk
9×12
oil on board
Alley behind Sydenham Street United Church, Kingston

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The Old Tree
8×10
oil on board
Little Cataraqui Creek Conservation Area, Kingston

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Apple Blossoms
8×10
oil on board
A tree in my yard

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Hazy Spring Day
8×10
oil on board
Little Cataraqui Creek Conservation Area, Kingston

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At the Trail Junction
6×8
oil on paper
Little Cataraqui Creek Conservation Area, Kingston

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Rocky Shore
8×10
oil on board
Frontenac Provincial Park, Ontario

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Windy Day on the Lake
8×10
oil on board
Little Cataraqui Creek Conservation Area, Kingston

 

Dandelions

Posted: July 2nd, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Flowers, Landscape Painting, Plein-air Landscape | No Comments »

My backyard lawn inspired my latest painting. It began as a plein-air painting one afternoon with the intention of completing it the next day but my husband mowed the lawn in the meantime. I was forced to finish it in my studio.

Dandelions

[UPDATE February 9 2017: better image of painting]


Plein-Air Show

Posted: October 24th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Art Show, Landscape Painting, Plein-air Landscape | No Comments »

I’ll have a few paintings in this upcoming art show held by the Ontario Plein-Air Society. All the paintings in the show must be plein-air paintings, in other words, painted on location in the great outdoors.

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For more info, see their press release. OPAS is a new group open to all plein-air painters, both amateur and professional.


John Painting in the Park

Posted: July 19th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Landscape Painting | No Comments »

John is a landscape painter who occasionally goes out to paint with me. I photographed him and painted this in the studio, with the help of a colour study completed that day in the park.

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Painting in the Park
Petticoat Creek Conservation Area
oil on board
11×14


Petticoat Creek Conservation Area

Posted: July 1st, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Landscape Painting | No Comments »

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Spring Walk
Petticoat Creek Conservation Area
oil on board
11×14


Scottsdale Farm

Posted: January 8th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Alla-Prima Painting, Landscape Painting, Plein-air Landscape | No Comments »

I attended my first outing with the Ontario Plein Air Society on January 2nd. We went to the Scottsdale Farm on a VERY cold day. I had so many layers on, I looked like a snowman myself. I never thought anyone could paint on a day like that but surprised myself by completing this small study. I had started another larger painting, but the lighting conditions changed drastically, from bright and sunny to cloudy and I had to put it aside.

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A Light Snow Cover
oil on canvas
6×8


Another painting from Martintown

Posted: November 4th, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: Alla-Prima Painting, Landscape Painting, Plein-air Landscape | No Comments »

This is the first sketch I had painted on my excursion to Martintown in August. I finally took the time to adjust a few things, mostly lengthening the barn. That might seem like an odd thing to adjust, but the barn had this feeling of being really short, or sunken into the ground. I originally painted it as it was but realized afterward that due to the lack of scale in my painting, the barn didn’t look right. I had to adjust its height to get the right feel for it. Does it now work? I’m not sure!

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Overgrown Barn
Martintown, Ontario
oil on canvas
8×10


Painting in Martintown

Posted: August 27th, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: Landscape Painting, Plein-air Landscape | No Comments »

Here is a small painting of an overgrown field near Martintown, Ontario.

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REVISED:

I adjusted it since first uploading it here. I deepened some shadows and added a few accents. Here is the final painting.

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Martintown Field
oil on canvas
6×8


Two landscapes

Posted: August 10th, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: Landscape Painting, Plein-air Landscape | No Comments »

Here are two landscapes I touched up recently. The first one is in a field near NavCan in Cornwall, ON, overlooking the St Lawrence River. Environment Canada predicted rain but I took my chances because the sky was so spectacular. The poplars blowing in the wind attracted my attention, more so because rays of sunshine occasionally illuminated the field. I did get rained out, after completing the sky and trees. The grass was done at home.

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Poplars in the Wind
oil on board
9×12

This one is from an outing with Don to Colonel Danforth Park. I completed the water on location and touched up the rocks and grass at home.

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Rapids after the Rainfalls
oil on board
9×12