I am working with Palette Knife and brush work in acrylic & oil this winter. One project is the Farm Series – of places and things that remind me of the life I knew/know in rural Southern Ontario. A regional and time sensitive project. It started with Niska Bridge and the loss of nature and a sense of the area before bulldozing it all flat.
I am experimenting with the knife and the levels of realism I will use. This is the beginning. Oils and acrylic respond differently as you paint and how – these differences make a mark in the art itself. Then there is the use of the brush – how it can simplify or tidy too much.
These 3 paintings are the 1st in the series.
- WIP – The Apple Tree – a Fall scene – oil 8×10 canvas board
- WIP – Grandma’s Garden – Spring – acrylic 14×18 canvas
- Field Entrance – acrylic 18×24 canvas board