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Figures In the Landscape #2

Posted on July 21, 2021 at 7:15 PM

Continuing on from the last post....For the 2nd of the Figures In the Landscape project we went to Hay Island off Neguac NB ...the day was overcast with the sun trying it's darndest to come through but failing miserably .....some painted some sketched. I decided to draw out my scene on some Arches rough watercolor paper..I love it for the textures in a landscape..though it isn't great for details like faces..which I really wasn't interested in anyway.....it is the figure that is important in this project. I even chose a location so that the model's back was turned to me so that I wouldn't be tempted. Only problem with that decision was that I was near the water line and before I was finished the drawing...it was QUITE obvious that the tide was coming IN! I had to change positions, but seeing that the sun was going to refuse to grace us with it's golden presence I decided to hold off on the painting bit till I got home...with hopes of making this rather dull scene into something more sunny and memorable
It was pouring cats and dogs before I got home...glad I wrapped it up when I did! (Thank you for being my artist model Wendy!)

Here's the scene....the drawing....and the finished painting
*Painters At The Beach* 11 X 14 in. (Can be found in the Art Work Watercolors Albumn)


Figures In the Landscape Project

Posted on July 21, 2021 at 6:55 PM

I'm presently president of our local art group Miramichi Art Core..I seem to be the *Covid* president as I came into the position a few months before Covid began . We've not been able to have meetings since then...but have managed to have our 2nd annual Tiny Picture Show last winter and I'm sure we'll have it again this November too. We've had one paintout together in Loggieville and I was trying to think up something we could do over the summer and decided on a *Figure's In The Landscape* project ....going out into a landscape (a park...a beach.....you get the idea) once a month for June, July, August and hopefully September to paint a figure, modeling in the landscape. It's been a favorite staple of artists for centuries. About 5 of our almost 20 artists have taken an interest in doing it....HEY! Where ARE the rest of you??

Our first outing was at Wilson's Point. The day was gorgeous and our model (Thank you Rose!) was excellent!
Here's a combo photo of my efforts that day (The *Lady Rose* painting can be found in my Art Work Oils Albumn


Snowy Wood ...progression

Posted on March 17, 2021 at 9:20 AM

The Snowy Wood was painted in my car on location at Wilson's Point NB, Canada. It was a very frosty day and much too cold for standing outside. After finishing the work inside the car, it was taken back to the studio for a more finished touch. The first of the 3 following photos is the version from the original painting in the car ...followed by the studio work in #'s 2 and 3


A Road Less Travelled

Posted on November 12, 2020 at 9:40 AM

November 2020 has brought the most spectacular weather..Nov. 10th was a record breaker....going to 24 degrees Celicus and I've never been out to paint that late in the season... so THAT day was a MUST! I choose a spot I've painted before...(close to the Enclosure...on the road in to Wilson's Point Historic Site) Just a smaller canvas this time and a slightly different angle.
The sun this time of year moves very fast. Two hours maximum for the light before everything has changed too much to carry on. I began painting about 2 PM and the first photo below shows you how far I got in those 2 hours. All the information I needed was on the canvas before I left ...finishing the painting in the studio. (About another hours work)

 

A Road Less Travelled - oils - 9 X 12 in.


A peek at my process

Posted on October 30, 2020 at 2:10 PM

Chapel In The Woods at Dusk is a tiny watercolor done for the Tiny Picture Show to be held Nov 29th at the K of C Hall in Newcastle Miramichi
I began by talking a photo of the little Chapel at Wilson's Point around dusk during the evening of the yearly Haunted Graveyard Walk.
The first step in my process was doing a value sketch..I used blue and black ink..the blue ink was non-waterproof and easily moved with a brush and bit of water. The black ink was used on top when dry to darken some areas.
In step two I carefully choose the colors - A limited pallet of Cad yellow deep, Cad red light, and Luna Blue.
For step three I carefully and lightly did the drawing with graphite on Arches 100% cotton 140lb paper
Step Four Paint! 



Wilson's Point

Posted on October 30, 2020 at 1:55 PM

Wilson's Point Historic Site has closed for the season...well the little Church has, but the trails are open to enjoy... even on snow shoes a bit later on. Thank you to Tammy Green the wonderful Ambassador of Wilson's Point who accepted my paintings (done at the point) to show off inside the little chapel there during the open season. Hope to see you there next summer!


Tiny Picture Show

Posted on October 5, 2020 at 9:05 AM

Coming Sunday, November 29th
The 2nd Annual Tiny Picture Show to be held at the K of C Hall in Newcastle, Miramichi


Middle Island Paint Out

Posted on September 20, 2020 at 10:50 AM

A few members of The Miramichi Art Core got together at Middle Island Irish Historical Park just outside Chatham Miramichi on Saturday, Sept 12th.
It was our first outing this year because of Covid and we had a blast painting En Plein Air!
The weather treated us nicely with lots of sunshine and blue skies if a little windy and cool but sometimes that feels better than the unbearable heat we had earlier in the summer.
So now we begin to welcome fall and it's glorious colors and hope to get out again...perhaps to Wilson's Point Historic site with it's little Chapel in the woods.
Keep an eye on the Events Calendar for a date!




Website Redesign

Posted on September 19, 2020 at 2:50 PM

Just a little note to welcome you all to my newly refreshed website...I'd really recommend Webs.com and their new builder...easy to use and looks great...At least it did end up being easy to use once I installed the Google Chrome web browser after trying 3 other web browsers frist and becoming very frusterated. Just so you know, if you're trying out Webs.com for your website, don't bother using Firefox, Microsoft Edge or Internet Explorer!

Hope you will enjoy your visit here with me and come back soon 
Cheers, Cathleen :D



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