Saturday, November 10, 2012

Opeongo Sunset, oil on canvas panel 9”x11”

 

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Opeongo Sunset, Oil on canvas panel 9”x11”

This summer I did a lot of pencil and felt pen sketches during a trip to Algonquin park. I forgot about them and just discovered them again this week. This is based on one of them.

It is very hard to paint an Algonquin park motif without somehow raising the ghost of Tom Thomson. I tried very hard to avoid that, but at the end, I still seem to have channelled him in this one.

 

Saturday, November 03, 2012

White River, Ontario–Oil on canvas 16”x20”

 

This one took me some time to finish. I kept going back to tweak the aerial perspective. You see there are two dimensions to the perspective: The obvious one back to the distant hills, and the altitude distance from the location of the easel to the river. Both had to be perfect for this painting to work.

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White River, Ontario – Oil on canvas 16”x20”

Unfortunately I am not sure the photograph does it justice. Aside form the glare which I tried so hard to avoid but just couldn’t, I am always dissatisfied with how the camera averages the subtle color shifts especially in the water.

Anyway, I am very happy with it. I hope you enjoy it too.

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