From the last few days. Perhaps the last snow of the season has fallen...it is definitely getting warmer now. Sometimes I don't get out for the daily hike until after dark. Both are acrylic collage paintings on gessoed, thin Masonite panel 8 x 8 inches.
Acrylic on gessoed, thin Masonite panel, 8 x 8 inches. As I keep doing these, one per day, the format becomes more and more important. The size and surface that I'll work on, becomes a key component of the work session. It's the critical thing, and the first thing, that starts the energy flowing.
Snow Shadows, Easement Hill I walked deep into the forest and came to this hydro easement corridor, which one can follow for miles. It's interesting to walk these, because the elevations change quickly and dramatically, offering a variety of views. Acrylic on Canson painting paper 5.5 x 8 inches.
This whole series started with works this size years ago. I just finished one today that is 4 x 7 inches...some are a little bigger. All of the ones in this short current series will go into frames and be displayed at the Buckhorn Art Festival this August. But I list them on my websites before that...and many get sold in advance. Not a worry....I just make more pieces that will fit the frames. If you come to the Buckhorn art festival, I will have an assortment of framed and unframed pieces to choose from.
Old Prison Grounds, Millbrook, Ontario....on location...
...the prettiest 100 acres in Millbrook, Ontario. All evidence of the old maximum security prison has been removed...a good place to walk. Made on location from the front seat of my car. Acrylic on cradled birch panel 8 x 10 x 1 inches, wired at back and ready to hang. (Sold)
...still a few degrees above freezing...a quiet overcast day. People pull into this space at the entrance to the old prison grounds, and walk far up the hills with their dogs. The 'no trespassing' sign is still there, but the gate is open and many people walk these grounds...