Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Sweet Bunch - Grape Escape Series #6


"Sweet Bunch"
#6 in Grape Escape Series
9" x 12"  Oil on canvas board
#20016817

The reference photo for this painting is from a picture Joan Keating took on her travels. I loved the contrast of the warm browns and reds with the cool blues. Painted as another great diversion from the flood watch on Mara Lake.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Winesome - Grape Escape Series - #5


"Winesome"
#5 in the Grape Escape Series
10" x 8" Oil on canvas board
#20012817

Not only does my friend Joan Keating help me with names for this series, she also sent me some photos she has taken on her travels. I used one of Joan's photo's for this painting. I loved the contrast of the red vines and leaves with the green leaves and of course the dark fruit.

I am not sure if these are grown for wine or eating but they sure looked good.

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Sun Kissed - Grape Escape Series #4

Sun Kissed
Grape Escape Series #4
10" x 8" Oil on canvas board
#20006817

I am still using the photo reference from Kathy's gifted calendar of her gardens. I enjoyed using Caribbean Blue in this one as it is my new favourite colour.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Fire Skies

"Fire Skies"
8" x 10" Oil on canvas panel
# 20002817

I was driving back from Salmon Arm B.C. almost at Sicamous. The skies were so vividly coloured I had to pull over at the rest stop just before Sicamous and take some photos of the lake beside the highway. It was breath taking! I painted this the next day while being host at Gallery 150. I did not enhance the colours at all, it was spectacular.