WELL. If you’ve been following my blogs, you will know I have had a really hard time focusing on work for my upcoming show with Jennifer Trefiak. I’ve been distracting myself with other projects (like my Ontario paintings for the July show, or personal projects like the Northern Lights, or film photography, or writing more blogs).
But today things are coming together. I failed my Sunday goal of finishing the three final paintings. Today I am making up for that lost time. So while paint dries… I will share some progress!
I started this painting in November 2016 after a road trip out west. The Badlands were a “must see” on our list… with me knowing I would want to paint this unique Canadian Landscape. Although I did complete three “minis” plus a fourth of the hoodoos last year, this big guy never got my attention. A year and a half later, here I am about to finish it for my next show (which I set up one week from today).
NEWFOUNDLAND LABRADOR ICEBERG:
This one is so close to complete I can taste it (not that I want to eat paint). I started this one in August 2017, in hopes of having it completed for my December show. I finished all other 12 paintings for the show, but this one I was still sitting on. It was the first one I started, and the last one to be done of the Canada Project.
ROCKY MOUNTAINS, BANFF:
This is one of the largest paintings I have done in a very long time. The photos don’t show it, but it is a square 30×30 gallery canvas. A friend shared her photos with me, and this one just really called me to paint. It is one of the few paintings I started specifically for the Library show in May. I knew I needed some larger work, something new, and definitely a challenge! Although I’m hoping to get this one finished today… I might be pushing my luck.
TRENT HILLS PUBLIC LIBRARY:
Once these are complete, I will post a blog with the images and details of the upcoming show in Campbellford. Hopefully you can make it out to see all these works being brought to life. It does feel like everything old is new again…