1199 Ginger Cats and Red Cardinals, 8x10, egg tempera

Bird just seem to know that the cat can't get at them. They tease them through the window. Squirrels do it too.

1198 Le Plateau Mont Royal, 8x10, egg tempera

This is a charming street....especially in winter. It's near Sherbrooke Street. Charming townhouses.

1197 Wind and Rose Hips, 8x10, egg tempera

Here's a lovely farmhouse scene from Prince Edward Island. The house was up around North Point. It may have collapsed finally during hurricane season. IT sure was a windy spot. The rose hips were abundant and I picked a bucket for jelly.

1196 View from my Window, 8x10, egg tempera

This is the view from my window at LaCite on Park Avenue. It's right on the edge of McGill Ghetto and Le Plateau. The cats in the windows are so cozy as they wait for their humans to return.

1194 McGill Ghetto Corona Quarantine, 8x10, egg tempera

It's so quiet in the Ghetto during Corona lockdown.  And it's springtime! Even the cats are longing to go out.

1192 The Good Old Days, McGill, 8x9 egg tempera

Remember the Good Old Days, when you could meet a friend for a walk. Greet someone with a kiss, or spend a few hours in the library.

1190 Serrano's Mile End Scene, egg tempera, 8x10

Serran's has been around at least since the seventies. I used to love bringing home a roast chicken (and bagels) for dinner.

1188, Red House, Le Plateau, oil on board, 8x10

sold-St-Catherines ON
Sorry about the glare. It was such a windy day that I had to lean this painting up a bit towards the sky so it wouldn't blow over while I took the photo.

1185, Charlottetown, Winter Night, 8x10, egg tempera

The Olde Dublin Pub makes the best Curry. And they play Trivia every week. Trivia is very popular on the Island...as well as a Ceiligh every night somewhere on the Island. No end to musical talent!

1183 The Blue House, McGill Ghetto 8x10 egg tempera

sold-LA USA
Here's yet another version of "The Blue House". I really like the blockyness of this arrangement of buildings and the courtyard. And that tree is so elegant. I'm pleased with the way it turned out.

1180 St Dunstans Basilica, Charlottetown, 8x10, egg tempera

HEre's a New Year's scene from Charlottetown. The woman in the middle of the street walked by me and said "I'm going to New Year's Mass at the Basilica". She was bursting with energy and a huge smile.
I will post this on an ebay auction tomorrow. I have started working on my website. (www.artbydarleneyoung.ca). I deleted the hundreds of images I had on there. Now I want redesign the website so that it is organized and the paintings are organized into what's available, prints, and auctions.  It's a free weebly website. It will do all that I want it to do. The problem is that I don't know how to build a website with weebly....Totally forgot how I did it in the first place. Now I have to relearn it and I'm a little technologically phobic. Plus the old brain is....well....old and wearing out.  I'm going to watch some youtube tutorials on how to build a website with weebly. 

1178 Lorne Avenue, McGill Ghetto, 8x10, egg tempera

This is similar to an oil paining I did a while back. It was such a hit that I decided to do a similar scene in egg tempera. I wonder if it will get as many hits.It was fun to do. All those layers and layers of transparent paint. I like the dog.

1177 Skills and Drills, 8x10, egg tempera

I put Montreal Canadians jerseys on ta couple of these kids. I considered putting a variety on but the red ones work well with the limited pallet.

1176 Learning to Skate at Outremont Park, 8x10, egg tempera

I just finished this one today. I really like the narrative. EBay has offered me a great promotion on auctions so I might put this on auction starting Saturday. Pictorem also has a new printing service for artists which I'm going to give a try as there seem to be no limitations on the quantity of images I can upload for free. However I will have to take the highest quality photographs. So I'll have to read the manual for my camera. Sheesh....I don't like reading manuals.

1175, Charlottetown, Steeples, 8x10, egg tempera


Another charming subject. This work has dozens of layers of glazes. Especially the snow in the foreground has a lot of depth.
I can go a little overboard with the snow on the branches and power lines...but it really is that snowy in Charlottetown. And the snow tends to be the sticky sort...perfect for making snowmen.

1173 St-Viateur Autumn Day, egg tempera

I love this scene, and I really enjoy painting with egg tempera. Egg tempera is a very time and labor intensive method. But I really love the results. It must be seen in person to appreciate the enamel-like surface. 

1172 Lorne Crescent, 8x10, egg tempera, work in progress

I always liked this pretty view. Here's my India ink underpainting. Or Grisaille. Doing an grisaille underpainting helps getting things started.
It sets the value which is most important. Then, it's a matter of glazes, tweaking, scumbling, and polishing. Did I mention that with egg tempera you can get a nice sheen and temper the surface by hand polishing with a soft cloth. Plus, no risk of lint or hairs getting trapped like a (fly in amber) for all eternity. (Often happens when you varnish)