Side Trip

Side Trip

The icebergs call. I look at the map every day and see them clustered along the north coast, and consider taking a day trip to look for photo opportunities. It’s sunny and I can’t paint in the morning with full sun blasting the wall of the studio, but the brushes and palette are clean, and I need to mix many blues, pale turquoise to deep blue violet, for the water in the 2 paintings up for completion. I have gone out a couple of times, and here is video from a side trip to Signal Hill and Cape Spear. You can see the people on the hill below to get a sense of scale. I had to be in town for an appointment, and decided to take a short drive to satisfy my curiosity, but mostly I am staying in the studio, looking at the photos posted on line, and hoping there will still be icebergs around when my work is done! A short video   From Signal Hill...
The next layer

The next layer

The light in the studio wan’t great when I snapped this, but I think this painting will be finished today. My palette is covered with mixed blues, violets and greens so I will be ready to start this morning. I may have to take a break and go iceberg hunting- I saw a huge one as I was driving into St. John’s last night, and went to Signal Hill around 10 p.m. to look at the moon and see what bergs were there. I could see 4 that all looked pretty large- one silhouetted by Cape Spear is probably the one that had an arch last week. Here is a photo I took near Old Perlican a week or so ago. It’s hard to stay in the studio painting and finish work knowing there are icebergs...

Another Day

I made a bit of progress on this rocky beach after another day in the studio. I tend to work on several paintings at once, rotating through them and setting them aside to dry when I think they are finished. I always give myself some distance so I can assess a piece with fresh eyes before I sign it. I work best when I have a deadline, and the current deadline is the first week of July. The tentative opening date for my next show at Christina Parker is July 17th, and she will have all the paintings on her web site after the opening!...

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