New Canadian Landscape Series (in oils)

It feels so good to be out of my creative-rut. Although now I am being challenged in new ways. You may have read my last blog “Revival of the Arts” where I share my first (real) attempt with oil painting. Since then, I have started a new collection of 5 Canadian Landscapes (or 8 if you include the first 3 oils of Lake Ontario).

I took advantage of a 4:30am wake up during the weekend (I just could not sleep), and got to work sketching out these landscapes from old photos of past road-trips up north and out west. Mostly these are Rocky Mountain landscapes, but the medium size one is of “Old Woman Bay” a very famous view along Lake Superior:

My love for oils is real. They are so smooth, and creamy, and know how to “hold their own” in a way that acrylic cannot compare. Blending and brush texture are a bit of a learning curve for me right now (some paint brushes are TERRIBLE!), and I feel like I am rediscovering my style. Wanting to transition from acrylic to oils with a similar look, but new feeling to the work. I love the glow of the oils, and am excited to see this series come to life.


Don’t forget to follow my journey on Instagram @jenniburkeyoga.

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 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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