Archive for November 2013

Monday Night Art Class: A Miserable Day

November 21, 2013

This was Lake Ontario last month, near Sandbanks.

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It was a really miserable day.   There were 5-6 foot waves crashing on shore.   I can only imagine what it must have been like out in the middle of the lake.

Thought I’d paint this and use depressing dark colors to capture the mood.

But I just couldn’t bring myself to do it.    The more I tried to mix dark grey,   the more I wanted color.  So I deliberately added some warm yellows to back-light the sky.

October Storm Lake Ontario

 

Artistic license, I guess.

It’s a different painting from the photo.     Not necessarily better or worse.

But just different.

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Monday Night Art Class: Mess O’ Leaves

November 15, 2013

I took a a close-up photo of my tree in my back yard this fall:

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And I decided to paint it.

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Took a while, but I finally finished it.

And that’s it.

I’m done painting leaves.

Until next year. 

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The Best Part of Halloween

November 1, 2013

The day after.

When candy is half-price.

 

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