Today I was up early to paint, and managed to get a few more layers down on some pieces. This series “home” has been a fascinating learning curve for me. I’m watching my style change slightly, as I focus more on boldness and precision. I have really enjoyed working on landscapes so close to my heart, such as the four below of Lake Ontario.

lake ontario minis

In some ways my lines are loosening up, but the edges of those lines are getting sharper. I’m using a lot more white “outlines” to make clouds jump out, giving skies a somewhat surreal feeling. I am using a lot more paint, and a lot more layers, and find myself spending way too much time perfecting the edge of a line.


I have four out of fourteen canvases complete; and thankfully the other ten are almost done, but I am finding it surprising how long some of the details are taking. Pressure is on for the show July 28th!


At the three-hour mark today I made my first mistake on my Monk’s Cove (tree) and decided it was time for a break. Now I’m afraid to go back to anything too detailed out of fear I’m going to mess up more! (hence the blog)

sunrises almost done

These are two sunrise images, and I am loving the crispness of them- but those tree silhouettes ugh!! I need a day just to focus on that. I also tried using “payne’s grey” in the winter landscape, instead of the traditional black, for the trees and quite like it.

Don’t forget to follow my journey on Facebook: Jennifer Anne Burke or find me on Instagram @burkeuntitled.

Stay tuned for the finished products!

Published by JenniferAnneBurke

Yogini since I was 17. Certified yoga instructor since I was 24. Totaling over 20 years of experience. Thousands of hours of practice, teaching, learning, sharing, loving, growing. I believe yoga needs to be made accessible to all people, even if that means simply practicing breath work. My business is named "The Gentle Way of Hatha" because from my personal experience it is the gentle practice that has been the most liberating, and what I wish to share with others. The essence of yoga: inner peace. Finding your calm in the chaos of life. Artist my whole life. Failed OCAD (well I didn't really give it a chance, I dropped out after one semester). Continue to create regardless. Check out JenniferAnneBurke.com to view my work. I love to travel, and hope to make it to Iceland in 2020 for an art adventure.

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