Sunday, June 28, 2009

Kinookimaw - evening

A beautiful hot summer day, topped off by this beautiful evening. We went downtown to the main beach today for supper......insane. I forgot how busy the beach is just before the July long weekend! 50,000 people trying to fit into a town of 5000. Give me the peace of Kinookimaw any day.......

Friday, June 26, 2009

Work in Progress - Stormy Sea

I did some more work on the water this morning. It still needs more detail, but I am satisfied with how the waves are coming into shore.
And here is my mystery object. A lone black horse running along the shoreline. Is he real or is the storm playing tricks on you?
It took me a few tries to get a size I was happy with. I have to do all the detail work on him yet, but the basics are there now.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Work in Progress - Stormy Sea ?

My last entries for today. I added the lightning and then worked on the water some more......No the rocks aren't the mystery object LOL
Just some sublte lighting additions to this photo. More reflection on shore and some more lighting to the lightning. The empty spot on the right is where the object will go.

Work in Progress - Stormy Sea with ?something

This is the start of a new painting I'm doing for myself. It is larger than what I usually do. 20" x 16". I want a sunset, but storm forming overhead. Here I have put the basic elements in, but will have to add lightning etc later.
Work started on the water. I have to add waves etc, but wanted to figure out the "lay of the land" sort of speak. In Saskatchewan we have very dramatic sunsets. I want this painting to be very bold to, so have chosen bright bold colours for the evening sky.
The next stage after the water will be painting the shore line and adding a "mystery object" that I will reveal later. Please check back to see the progress.

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Friday, June 19, 2009

Kinookimaw - After the Rain

Saskatchewan - Land of Living Skies
The clouds are leaving. The air is fresh. The sunset will be gorgeous!!!!!!!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Kinookimaw - June - Wordless Wednesday

Wordless.......almost didn't make it

Monday, June 15, 2009

Kinookimaw - June sunset and rain

I thought I would share where I get some of my inspiration from when I paint my "element" paintings. This is looking out from our deck towards Pelican Point on Last Mountain Lake about 8:00 last night. We had a little rain storm coming in from the west. Didn't last long and we were still able to sit out until the mosquitos drove us in.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Thunderhead - Storm - Lightning

I love watching those big beautiful thunderheads form at the end of a hot summer's day. You can see them coming for hours before they actually hit. One of nature's most ferocious wonders. This aceo size (2.5" x 3.5") painting can be found listed on Ebay here

Lighthouse - Northern Lights

I haven't painted Northern Lights in many months. This is an aceo (2.5" x 3.5") that I painted today. A calm night with the lights dancing across the sky. You will find this painting Listed on Ebay here