Art

evolving


 

Work in progress today, i.e. evolving

 

Seemed like a good idea to look back 4 years ago today to my post evolved from nothing

Chapter 7 in Tony Smibert’s Painting Landscapes from your Imagination is all about composition.

“Whether drawn as a crisp outline or sketchy…the result is the same:
a landscape which you evolved from nothing; and only a beginning to the possibilities”

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This was certainly the case today particularly using the “Three Line Sketch”, which Tony describes as his “secret weapon…the ultimate planning tool for watercolour.”

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in memory of a star


 
One of those days when it felt good to hold a brush, use the colors left on the palette with different paper from the drawer, listen to the voice Sarah Bareilles, and mourn the loss of the wonderfully talented Canadian Broadway actor Nick Cordero from Hamilton to whom this post is dedicated as I send heartfelt condolences to his beautiful family.🇨🇦

a day of celebration


 
Happy First Birthday to our beautiful grandson and a Happy Anniversary to his wonderful loving parents. We love them all to bits.❤️

reflections on the 4th of July

Pacific Spirit Park reflections today and some reflections on the 4th of July.

On today’s Independence Day for dear family and friends across the border I clearly need to educate myself more about their history this 4th of July, particularly after watching last night’s demonstration on Mt Rushmore and seeing the film of the stage show Hamilton last night. Saying “Happy Fourth of July” this year can only be said in the context of hoping for the change that’s needed in the year ahead.

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What better way to spend Canada Day than painting in the studio with our Vancouver granddaughter. How lucky can anyone be to have two beautiful granddaughters who love to paint with their doting grandpa.❤️

Canada Day 2020


 
On this Canada Day we remember Abbigail Cowbrough and her five co-members of the Canadian Armed Forces who went down with their helicopter off the coast of Greece in April.

We also remember Emily Tuck murdered with so many others on that fateful day in Nova Scotia.

And of course we remember all those whose lives have been taken from us by Covid19 since the beginning of the pandemic.

But as we mourn them all this Canada Day we also say thank you, as we do every day, to all of our frontline heroes who have been there for us since the beginning. It is a Happy Canada Day for so many thanks to each and every one of them.

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love, love, love


 
Always the best part of any visit is painting with the artist in residence and today’s rainbow couldn’t have been a better subject to paint.
 

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“time for action”


 

“When the time for action arrives, stop thinking and go in”…Andrew Jackson
 

Looks like the time has arrived.

“perfect happiness”

Prayer flags at Tiger’s Nest, Bhutan

My way of saying thank you to Kelly who has treated us to her trip to Bhutan on her wonderful blog Compass and Camera, which she has posted every day since we all started sheltering in place, with her wish to add “a bit of light to the darkness as we get through the pandemic together.”

The title perfect happiness is explained in Kelly’s post yesterday Tiger’s Nest, Bhutan, which I recommend everyone should read and enjoy.

Thank you Kelly for lighting our darkness these past few months.