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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 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 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