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Abstract Art

Latest Painting

So many have been incredibly patient while I toil through our current situation but eventually persistence pays off.

Here today we have “Vaccination #2” measuring 30” x 40” on canvas.

Tried as I may it became apparent that there’s nothing which can be done to make this piece better.

Enjoy!

Vaccination #2
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Photographic

That’s More Like It!

Fortunately yesterday’s unreasonable weather was short lived and now noticeably improved. Still slightly cold for my purposes but that’s scheduled to improve during the coming days do we’ll just have to be content with sunshine.

In a couple days painting should resume but the shortage of supplies has me concerned. We’re trying to gradually work back from the pandemic so I have to take my lumps just like everyone else.

Tried experimenting with different approaches and materials but the results just weren’t all that impressive. Once you work out a way to create something memorable it’s hard to settle for second best.

But they say patience has it’s rewards so I’ll have to simply work away at planning and taking the occasional photo.

A Saturday Morning Surprise!
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Photographic

Tree Roots

Time has been occupied with making use of all this terrific painting weather while still trying to keep up with other side pursuits and obligations. I’ve been wrestling with the idea of posting photos of works in progress but that all is similar to posting pics of a half-baked cake. It’s either finished or it’s not.

Here’s a photo taken yesterday during an excursion just as proof that on occasion I do actually lead a life outside the studio.

Tree Roots in Nature
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Abstract Art Photographic

Let The Games Begin!!

Perhaps I’m jumping ahead of myself using that title. My enthusiasm comes from having everything set up and ready for painting tomorrow, all other tasks out of the way and weather conditions predicted that couldn’t be better.

There are a couple of creative ideas rolling around that I’m eager to try so all tools and materials are at the ready.

If my brain is even half functioning by the end of day tomorrow I’ll provide progress photos as proof that the day wasn’t wasted eating nachos and watching realty TV.

Ready and waiting for tomorrow’s first light.
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Abstract Art Photographic

Rolling Up The Sleeves

Sometimes investing a little time today can reap benefits for a long time to come. When you’re sure of the rewards to come it makes the initial effort so much easier to carry out. The past couple of days have been just such a case.

While conditions were certainly ideal for artistic pursuits there were matters which required immediate attention so priorities had to be addressed. Fortunately the hours of manual labour applied means an easier time for many months to come. It was time well spent.

Tasks were carried out and completed successfully with a little time left to prepare the room where summer painting is optimal. During the colder months it reverts back into a basically unremarkable living space. Such a preparation effort can be therapeutic when transitioning into full painting mode. With a few more touches in the morning everything will be complete and my own brand of creative chaos can begin.

Let the games begin…

Just one of the nasty characters which had to be dealt with decisively.
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Photographic

Dandelion Dream

What do you get when combining a dandelion from yesterday with the pre-dawn sky of today?

Dandelion Dream
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Photographic

Making Due

Pandemic, shortage of Art Supplies and the lunacy of those around us who question if it’s all real; it’s enough to make any of us turn to blogging as a form of therapy.

I’m of the school where you simply make due with whatever is on hand. It may not be much and require compromise but at least it keeps everything moving forward.

Driveway Repair – Canadian Style … 1001 uses for Duct Tape!!

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Photographic

Spring Sprout

Being another slight chilly and very wet grey day I sought out something/anything to spark my imagination. Seems in recent months that outlet has become photography. I certainly have no aspirations to change direction away from abstract painting but having a variety of interests never hurts.

I’m usually looking at things we see everyday and trying to find a new approach. Sometimes it works but other times many photos are eventually deleted. It’s an ongoing trial and error process.

This morning was no different.

Early Buds Appearing
Benefits of April Showers
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Photographic

Ouch!

Not being able to paint on a regular basis during the colder season has felt very uncomfortable to say the least. Just trying to figure out how best to describe it…

Perhaps “The Chair” provides the best example.
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Abstract Art

Saturday Art

Managed to make use of the ideal conditions today by making progress on the latest piece. It’s tempting to declare the work finished but such a statement can come back to bite anyone.

But here goes nothing anyways…

Rise From Pandemic #3