Thursday, December 24, 2015

"Fluffy Love" watercolor and acrylic with pen 5x7

Love, a fine art rendering of two birds in love. I chose to paint them in watercolor then added pen and acrylic, much of my approach is instinctive, the painting kind of suggests what it needs as I go along. There's a conscious and a subconscious mix at play here.

Monday, December 07, 2015

Tom Thomson TV documentary - December 7th, 2015

Tonight on the Knowledge network they showed a moving documentary on Tom Thomson. Like many, I have always admired his work, and as you'll see by the attached ticket, I visited the AGO in 2013 where I sketched this famous "Dead Pine" while standing in front of the original Thomson (we weren't allowed to use paint to copy something, only pencil). 'Sad that Tom died in 1917 at the age of 39, his death a mystery although the consensus is that he drowned in Canoe Lake. Here is the Thomson original in the AGO:

What WOULD he have painted if only he had lived longer.....