Painting a mountain landscape stretched and challenged me on many levels. Working with acrylic paint and a canvas this large (20" x 40") i learnt a lot. Acrylic paint drys quickly and until i was able to purchase a OPEN acrylic medium i found it was just a battle to blend my colours. I painted the sky at least four times! (I see i am missing a photo of the completely blue sky; lol) Wanting to emphasize the ruggedness of Mount Fisher and surrounding mountains i worked with a pallet knife (a relatively new experience on this scale!)
Almost thought we were going to get away without any snow and then BAM! Old Man Winter put on his overcoat and dumped 10 inches in our neightbourhood. Winter can be depressing ..... my medicine ..... paint something whimsical .....
Flipped through an old sketchbook from 2001 and found myself taking a journey down memory lane. I seemed to draw whatever was in front of me ..... ski trips to Sunshine, the back of someone's head in church, an empty building on the edge of a farm field or children playing in the sand at Clear Lake. Sometimes intentionally and other times not the memories of my heart translate into my paintings and I just love how that comes together.
"Painting is just another way of keeping a diary ...." When I first started showing my work it was a little intimidating because I felt like I was allowing people to look inside me ..... revealing my soul! Now I am more than happy to have people take a look and I would greatly appreciate your comments. Tell me which painting spoke to you and why but most of all thank you for taking the time to "read my diary"!
One of the many creative jumps built by "Biker Jack". Just when you think you know what's in your "back yard" .... we also stumbled onto a deep gully as we bushwacked our way around the forest!
Living in the mountains almost 9 years now I have decided to attempt painting mountain landscapes ..... the above is acrylic on 12" x 24" canvas that I completed this week.
Unbeatable value ..... original acrylic paintings. Great for gift giving or add to your own personal collection.