1134 Rue de Bullion, 8x10, oil on board

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I love de bullion. Especially this intersection in winter. Those earth tones (burnt sienna, yellow ochre, green earth, raw sienna) against that purple gray with a splash of manganese and permanent green. And that sweet naples yellow kitty in the window.  So cozy.

1132 St-Catherine, 8x10, oil on board

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I really like the way this one turned out. I usually photograph it in the back yard but today I didn't want to disturb our guest:

1128 Montreal Scene, Outremont, 8x10, oil on board


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I really enjoyed painting this. I used a few different techniques and I love the surface quality of the finished painting.

1127 The Admirer, Still Life with Figurines, 8x10 oil on board

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 I am trying out a new technique. It's based on the Flemish technique. First you do an underpainting in monotone and then you glaze over top.  I really enjoyed doing the underpainting. I found it very relaxing. But so far I'm not pleased with the glazing. Too many streaks. I suspect that it's because I only did one layer of glazing.  If I do many layers of very thin glazes I bet there won't be any streaks.  Consider this a work in progress.
By the way. What should I title this painting? I called it the Admirer because little bird seems to adore the lady. But I'm open to ideas for other titles.

1117 Gaspe Scene, Men at the Boat, 8x10, oil on board

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I started this years ago and finally took it out today and worked on it again. It's a scene from Gaspe around Perce or New Carlisle. 

1116 Peonies in a Jewel Jar, 8x10, oil on board


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These lovely peonies have been in this jar for a week! I started this painting last Sunday and finished it today. I felt like giving up every time I looked at them but felt guilty. They seemed like they wouldn't give up so how could I?
 Well it's a sweet painting. Even if I say so myself.

1115 Wild Roses, 8x10, oil on board

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Here's my painting beside my setup. I painted it yesterday when the petals were still on. I love the wall paper behind the roses but I felt it would get too busy.