This is my effort of the Annual Sidney Paint Out today. It started out a lovely day and turned cold and windy. This little painting was done using only yellow ocre, burnt sienna, and ultramarine blue, plus white. No colored ground. (Oh I did use a dab of cad red for the red item on the table).
The painting won honorable mention jurried by Robert Genn. It will be on display at the Mary Winspear Centre in Sidney till the end of August.
I painted this oil painting a few days ago and brought it to the causeway to display. The paint was still too tacky to sell yesterday but a hapless bee came by and tried to pollinate one of the yellow poppies. The poor creature got his stinger stuck in the sticky paint and would have become a permanent part of the painting. I didn't have the heart to let him perish in this way so I managed to free him with a piece of card,
Here's this morning's painting from lavender farms. I'm pleased with it. The artist at the end of the row is standing where I did last weeks painting from. Today I stood where the artists in last weeks painting were. I'm varnishing it and taking it to the causeway this afternoon.
Here's today's effort. A challenge in both perspective as well as color. I tried out Golden Open acrylics, which stay wet longer than regular acrylics. My pallet consisted of burnt sienna, yellow oacre, zinc and titanium white, pthalo green and blue and arylide yellow.
I did this scene this morning in James Bay Community Garden. I used only ultramarine, cad yellow pale, cad red mid, and titanium white. I plan to do a series in this lovely garden. I will return today with another pallet.
I had trouble with everything about this painting up to the last few minutes then I decided to abandon all reason and just finish it the best I could. So I hurriedly added some quick darks and lights for contrast and it strengthened the design.
I was ready for today's Alfrescoe paint out. I prepared all my gear before turning in last night. Even premixed some nice grays that could be useful today.
This morning it was raining. No matter, a real artist wouldn't let a little rain stop them. Off I went to Anderson Hill.
I was the first one there. I got first dibs on a spot. I started painting. It rained. I was the only one there. I felt smug, but a little lonely. After a while another Alfrescoe "Greg" showed up. He informed me that it was Thursday and he was just checking out the spot for tomorrows painting.
Wrong day. What will I be like in 10 years.
Tomorrow I think I'll paint the Gary Oaks near the park's gateway.