Thursday, August 30, 2012


Often our evening walk takes us past this lake (and another slightly smaller one) through the reserve and back around to our home so I see this lake in all seasons. I often paint here so can partake in the ever changing days of spring, through the hot and humid days of summer, on through fall til winter comes around again. In this painting, the heat of the winter sun is barely felt although the lake has yet to freeze over and so still reflects the evening light in its calm waters. The sun will set in a few minutes then changing the landscape once again to something more mysterious. This is the time I most enjoy, being out in the late evening to witness the closing of another day. Evening at Beaver Lake is an oil on canvas, 8" X 10". SOLD

Thursday, August 16, 2012


Finally I think this one is finished! I had put it aside for a few months like so many of my paintings so that I could come back to it with a clearer eye, this way I am much more likely to see if there is anything else I need to do to the work. I felt the need to work a little on the dried leaves of the foreground and also take out some of the lighter areas inside the two darkest rectangles as these seemed to be a bit of a distraction. I feel the work reads a little better now. Incidently, this scene is very much just as I found it with the large bucket sitting in the morning sun on the upper level of the barn like that. I went back for another visit recently and as it was the middle of summer, the place has a very different feel to it. I'm sure that there are a few new paintings to come from this subject, perhaps a view from the inside looking out - I'll have to see but for now I have work to finish for an up-coming exhibition - more on that later. Abandoned barn is 22" X 15", watercolor on Arches.