landscape painting

Good Friday


 

 
A good Friday afternoon on Good Friday in the studio. Wishing everyone a happy and safe Easter weekend as our thoughts are once again of those in Washington on yet another sad day in the American capital.

spirit found spirits lost


 
Today’s painting from the studio this afternoon is from the Nature Trail in the Pacific Spirit Park, which we enjoyed on our walk this morning. After I left the studio I learned that while I was painting another mass shooting was taking place in Boulder Colorado, which is why I am dedicating my painting of this special place to those who lost their lives in another senseless crime that has left more loved ones grieving once again who are all in our thoughts tonight.

from pencil to paint


 
From days of pencilling a return to painting in the studio this afternoon with this Pacific Spirit Park study – acrylic on paper.

VJ Day


 

Pacific Spirit Park – 15.8.20 – acrylic on canvas

Painted today to honour the 75th Anniversary of VJ Day, which marks the end of the war in the Pacific and the Second World War. Lest we forget.

no words necessary


 

No words, just total awe in the Pacific Spirit Park today.
 
     

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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