Cathleen Richards-Green

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Trail Gates - Wilson's Point

Posted on November 12, 2021 at 1:20 PM

As Artist in Residence for Wilson's Point Historic Site and lover of this particular Miramichi area, I often do paintings there on location or from my photographs. I began Trail Gates from a photo and did a value sketch with a 2B pencil in a simple sketchbook and went from there to painting on 6 X 6 in. gallery wrap canvas. The actual painting began with a simple value painting with thinned paint. When it was dry I began painting in color in thicker paint. ...here's some photos.. The completed work can be found in my Oils Album: Trail Gates


Evening Prayer

Posted on November 9, 2021 at 3:20 PM

I'm the Artist in Residence for Wilson's Point Historic Site and had the opportunity to see the little church with it's lights on in the evening this fall..It looked precious! ...so of course I had to take photos and paint! I began with a sketch with a 2B pencil in a simple sketchbook and went from there to painting on 6 X 6 in. gallery wrap canvas. I began with a simple value painting with thinned paint. When it was dry I began painting in color in thicker paint. ...here's some photos.. The completed work can be found in my Oils Album: Evening Prayer
Check out my Demos page to see the videos



Sunlit Peace

Posted on October 23, 2021 at 9:45 AM

Here's the last of my tiny paintings that were created for the now cancelled Tiny Picture Show
Sunlit Peace - 5 X 7 in from a photo I took at Wilson's Point during the summer....I was attracted to the play of the light and shadows and wanted to convey the element of spiritual peace that area holds for me It's a wonderful place to take a stroll on a hot summer's day as the area is filled with the refreshing shade of the tall trees. The finished full sized photo can be found in my Oils Album. Here's a few progression shots...not many I'm afraid, as I get carried away while painting and often forget to take photos



The Red Vines

Posted on October 18, 2021 at 2:15 PM
As autumn progressed I often took a drive to St. Patrick's church in Nelson Miramichi to check on the vines on the west side of the church when they reached this lovely cherry red I knew I had to do a little painting as the entire scene seemed to have this glorious glow. I would have to have sat in the middle of the church driveway to paint this en pleinair... so this is another painting done from a photo. Here's a little progression ...the full sized picture is in the Oils Album. The Red Vines (of St Partick's)



Pabineau Falls in Autumn

Posted on October 18, 2021 at 2:00 PM
A delightful trip to Pabineau Falls...a must do every autumn for me. I love the sound of the water going over the rocks...I can feel it's power. It's never prettier than in the autumn. I was particularily attracted to the small red maple making it's way through the rock. Nature is AWESOME!
I did some sketching while I was there..but this particular painting I did from one of my photographs....It was meant to be for The 3rd Annual Tiny Picture Show held at the end of November by the Miramichi Art Core...but unfortunately we've had to cancel due to rising cases of Covid in our area. Here's how I went about creating Pabineau Falls in Autumn. The full sized picture can be found in the Oils Album.


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!