February 26, 2012

Spring Tidings - Work in Progress

Last week it was +10C outside and it was seeming a little greener out there, this weekend....  snow squalls and a foot of snow.  Looks like winter is doing everything it can to hold on.  One can dream (and paint) of warmer, greener thoughts....

 Spring Tidings
Photo Reference:  Alan and Elaine Wilson
7" x 5" oil on hardboard
© 2012

February 21, 2012

Time Gone By - Finished

Another painting moves from my 'to do list' to my finished pile!  Yah!  I absolutely love this one... I love how everything just fell into place, almost like it painted itself.  Now, just to flip through my brothers photographs to find another cool barn painting to paint!

 Time Gone By
Photo Reference:  Mike (my brother)

7" x 5" oil cradled wood
© 2011

February 20, 2012

Natures First Green is Gold - Bird #64

Finished!  As much as I loved painting this one... I do have to admit that I am very happy to be finished.  The title for this painting is from a favourite poem of mine by Robert Frost:

Nature's first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leafs a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf.
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day.
Nothing gold can stay. 

 I am not sure why this poem kept coming to my mind as I was painting this one, there was just something about the flowers and the gold stamens.  To emphasize the gold of the painting... I even added a touch of gold watercolour paint to the stamens and the branch. 

 Natures First Green is Gold
Photo Reference:  Alan and Elaine Wilson
approximately 8" x 6" watercolour on paper
© 2012

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February 03, 2012

Strike a Pose - Bird #63

All finished, now all that is left to do is varnish (I love the look of varnished watercolours), frame, and deliver.  I loved painting this one...  so much so I have already started looking for another loon to paint.

Strike a Pose
Photo Reference:  Alan and Elaine Wilson
6" x 6" watercolour on paper
© 2012

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