Monday, December 8, 2014

Autumn Maples – Landscape Oil Painting

Autumn Maples 12 x12 Oil on Canvas


This painting is of Maple trees in my backyard. They are stunningly beautiful in the fall and I couldn't resist painting them. The sun was shining on the leaves and illuminating them from the back. The bark of the trees was very dark after a rain, increasing the contrast of the image.

The painting is full of texture which I love.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Along Country Roads - Landscape Oil Painting

Along Country Roads 12 x 12" Oil on gallery wrapped canvas.

I was drawn to this image by the clouds and shadows. It's raining in the background. The clouds are moving across the sky, casting shadows on the ground. The sun is shining on the trees at the back of the fields.

The more I look at this painting the more I like it. It has been sold to an appreciative art lover.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Old Barn with a View - Landscape Oil Painting

Old Barn with a View 12x12 Oil on Panel
This is the third painting of this barn that I have done. Each time I've painted it from a different angle and in a different season.

I'm drawn to this barn because it sits on a hill with a wonderful array of colour in the background. Layer upon layer and hints of different types of landscape. There are bushes, fields and more tree rows and fields. Each layer is different and each is a different colour. I find that fascinating. Autumn provides  a variety of colour in the rural landscape which I find interesting.

This painting is at the Hanover Saugeen Artist Store currently.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Autumn Sunset - Landscape Oil Painting

12x12 Autumn Sunset, Oil on Canvas

This is the second painting in the commission that I recently completed. This was the more challenging of the two paintings because of the large area of grasses that make up the foreground of the painting. It always takes some time to decide how to handle it. I am happy with the result. I like the small strokes of different greens that make up this area. 

Another challenge was the sun lighting up the trees in the background making them glow. I mixed the greens with the same colours so they would work well hung together on the wall. Even though they were different seasons and the greens look different the colours contained the same hues. I cropped the horizons so they would line up if they were hung together on the wall.

Forget Me Not - Landscape Oil Painting

12x12 Forget Me Not,  Oil on Canvas

This oil painting was a recent commission I did for a very nice woman who wanted a present for her husband's birthday. Happy Birthday. She found me on this blog and contacted me to do the paintings for her. I'm happy with the result. She was pleased as well. It's always nice when people are happy with  what you do for them.

I don't often do commissions, but I am grateful to have these. This is one of two paintings for the same person. I will post the other painting separately.

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