I am pleased to have my painting "Divine Compostion (Little Qualicum Falls)" included in The Old School House- My Canada 150 show. It seemed an appropriate piece to submit as the source of inspiration for this painting is situated a short drive away from the venue. Each of the 65 selected works represent the individual artists statement about "their" Canada. Held at TOSH in Qualcum Beach June 26 to Aug 7. Opening reception on June 28th at 2:00.
"Okanagan Sagebrush" has found a new home in Victoria. Thank you Janice of Calla Design
I am starting to feel the sudden impact of the wave now. Will keep working on my value plan as I see its slipping away. That seems to be a weakness for me the longer that I work on a piece the more likely it is that I lose the design. I always allow for the flow of a painting to lead me along but not at the expense of the main idea. The rocks could use some more work I think. Ill mull it around now and return to it tomorrow.
Okay. I have set my previous painting aside to rest for a bit. I will return to it in a week or so to consider adjustments. I am returning to the sea for my next piece.
Standing on the rocks with the incoming or rising tide I fall under the spell of the consistent rhythm of the surf. Occasionally that pattern is interrupted by a huge rogue wave crashing into the protruding rocks. In this new painting I will attempt to capture the feeling of "sforzando" (musical term for suddenly very loud). With white foam boiling past my feet and showers of wind blown spray cascading around me I brace myself, relax and fall back into the steady rhythm of the tide.