Same Place Different Time

You don't have to go far for inspiration around here. 
The views around our yard just keep giving. 

Through a conversation with a lifelong resident of the area I learned that the cove, which 
sits to our right while looking east, was once the home of a sawmill. 
Trees have grown in and a road cuts around the shore of the lake just out of sight.

Working on paintings of the lake I am reminded of the experience of another artist 
mentioned in Doubt . Working and reworking a canvas finding a similar 
view changing details from moment to moment and day to day.

Winter Studio

As winter approaches in the north east days are becoming shorter.

 Temperatures are dropping and leaves have fallen from the trees. 
The garden is mostly dormant. 

Work has moved into the studio.

Planning and preparations for the spring have begun.
Ideas about painted representations, scale and technique 
all swirl with the changing winds.

Colour Color

Objects are described not only by their form but also by local colour.

Colour provides information to the form of a object that affects the viewers response. 

 Colour can be used to draw attention to ideas and provide insight.

Red, blue, and yellow are the three primary colours.
Mixing any two primary colours makes a secondary colour. 
Mixing any two secondary colours makes a tertiary colour. 

White added to any colour makes a tint. Black added to any colour makes a tone. 

Most interesting of all, no matter how you spell it,
 colour is viewed differently by each viewer.

Layers and Layers

The voice on the radio was that of an artist speaking about the time it took to make art. 
Each step of her process added to the previous until the final result is realized. 

I was reminded of some early work I made using a process of layered glazes, one on top of the other with drying time and sanding in between.