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. 

1105 Irises in a Mason Jar, 8x10 oil on board

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I picked up these lovely flags from Safeway the other day. They didn't keep long even in the fridge. I had to work fast. I painted the flowers first and ended up painting the jar after the flowers were done...sigh. I'm getting a little bored with the wall paper. I will look around the house for some props. 

1101 Daffodils in a Jar, 8x10, oil on board

I love daffodils. The first flower of spring that appears at the markets. The flower that represents Hope.

1100 Montreal Winter Scene, 8x10, oil on board

I painted this on a canvas board and didn't notice it had a slight dent straight down the middle. So this is one that won't go for sale.