1221 Perce Rock, Gaspe Peninsula, 8x10, oil

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Somehow I forgot  to post this painting when I did it. I think I was planning to do more to it. Anyways, less is more and someone loves it as it is. That's the best feeling.

1258 Forget House, Montreal Street Scene 8x10, egg tempera

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This is Maison Forget on Sherbrooke Street in Montreal. I had started a painting of it in 2012 without knowing it was called Forget House. It was just a really nice looking building. Recently someone asked if I had a painting of Forget House and it was only when I googled it that I realized I had laid the groundwork already to make a painting of it. Well, I just finished it and I quite like it.
 

1257 ParcLaFontaine Snow Day, 8x10 egg tempera


 I repainted this painting. I had painted this scene some time ago. I'm lost in time so I can't say if it was month or a year or two ago.  Anyways, after painting the first copy I didn't care for it (Okay, I don't know why but I hated, despised, and loathed it!). So I put it under the bathroom tap and sent it down the drain. There's my confession. Would other artists understand? I had no reason to do it other than mean angry spite. I had plenty of boards to do new paintings on...so I didn't need the board or anything. 

Well, after destroying my creation and letting some time pass I regretted it. I had photographed it before the big wipe off. Every time I saw the image I felt guilty. It got worse and worse. I was haunted by that image. 

I felt that the only way to make it stop was to bring it back to life. 

So I decided to repaint it. Here it is. I'm not (I promise) going to wipe it away again. I will give it some time to cure and then carefully seal it under some lovely, ultra blond, 2 lb cut home made shellac. 

There's my confession. Here's my amends. I'm ready to move on to my next painting. Thank you for reading this.

It is not my first time destroying a lovely work of art. But hopefully I have learned my lesson.

1252 Winter Fun, Parc LaFontaine, 8x10, egg tempera

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 I love winter fun. Skating, skiing, sliding. I don't mind the cold at all as long as I can play in the snow.

1251 "Knock Knock", McGill Student Ghetto, 8x10, egg tempera


 My cat always wants out. Even in bad weather. Then she wants in after a few minutes. It never ends. I'm her slave.

1245 Marche Campus, 8x10, egg tempera

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 This depanneur is much larger inside than it looks. It's like the Tardis!

1237 Outremont Lane Shabbat


 Sorry, Blogspot has changed their format and I can't figure out how to make my post viewable on a smartphone. I also can't figure out how to add a caption and a link to my ebay auction.

The new Blogger isn't user friendly at all. I sense that they are giving up on it and moving on. Maybe it's time for me to make a wordpress website. Ideas?

1233 Full Moon over Montreal, 8x10 egg tempera

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 Why is there always a lonely cat watching out the windows in Montreal. This is the view from an upper window of La Musee des Beaux Arts on a full moon night.

1227 Fixing the Boat, egg tempera, 8x10

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I worked all week on this piece. I felt like putting it aside to be completed "some day". Well I love the way it turned out. I love the theme and composition. It wasn't until I saw my pics of it that I started to like it. I'm so glad I persevered. I think I'll fell a little sad when it sells.

1226 Water Nymphs 2.5x3.5 egg tempera


 I did this little limited stroke painting today from my memory and imagination. I like the way it turned out.

1224 Perce Laundry Day, 8x10, egg tempera

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I overhauled this painting. It needed some shadows and directional lighting. I like it more now. Bet that laundry smells amazing. The fragrance of sunshine!

1224 Perce Rock, Laundry Day, 8x10, egg tempera

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I know it's very naive but I worked and worked on this piece. It was from my imagination and I struggled with the light direction. I normally paint from life or a reference but not my imagination. I like the narrative anyways.

1223 Mile End Shabbat, Miniature 4x4


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Here's a little study I did for a painting I'm working on. This is one a miniature 4x4 canvas panel. 
They changed the blogger interface.  The new one doesn't seem to work at all. I had to revert back temporarily to the old interface just to make this post work. 
Sometimes they change things just to change things and it makes it dysfunctional. Sigh.

1221 Le Quatre-vingt Nord, 8x10, egg tempera



Heading home. Remember those good old days.

Sorry about the glare. I sealed the painting with glossy shellac and I couldn't eliminate the glare with my set up.

1219 Fire Ice and Friendship, 8x10, egg tempera

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I painted this scene in a larger format about 20 years ago. I have had so much interest in it lately that I decided to paint an egg tempera version of it in a portable size. I plan to paint a larger version in oil....some day.

1218 Quebec Church, 8x10, egg tempera

This is the first painting made using my newly gessoed batch of panels. I'm sure other artists understand how thrilling it it to have a beautiful batch of freshly crafted panels. This is a one of many charming Canadian churches. I guess churches and train tracks are becoming history here in Canada. Sigh.

Prepping Panels

I'm still preparing my panels. Today I put about 8 coats of gesso on about 40 paintings in the shed and still have some on the table to do with my current batch of traditional primer. They need to dry at least two days before I can go on the the next step. I also have a pile of sealed panels waiting to be primed once I clear the table and shed.
44 panels drying

21 panels ready for gesso

86 waiting their turn

Prepping Panels

This is a miniature painting 4"x4".
I've been working on my painting panels. Today I sealed them with rabbit skin glue. I was going to do them all in the shed but there are too many so some are drying indoors.