Monday, December 11, 2006

Rooms with a view


The Rooms unites the Provincial Museum, the Provincial Art Gallery and the Provincial Archives under one roof. A place for people, The Rooms is a portal to the many stories our province has to tell.

This photo was taken with my little 2mb camera in my cell phone and shows the panoramic view from The Rooms overlooking St. John's harbour. I was there to see the newly opened Mary Pratt exhibit a few weeks ago Simple Bliss. It is only now that I've figured out how to transfer the photos from the little card in my phone to the computer - amazing what you can find out when you actually read the instructions!

I have ordered some Mylar matte drafting film after hearing nothing but praise for it from other artists when using it for coloured pencil work. I've ordered it and some other things (well I had to get up to a certain monetary value before they will let me order)so I'm waiting not so patiently for it to arrive so I can try it out. It has unique properties and takes limited layers of colour. You can erase back to nothing and add colour on both sides of the film. I anticipate some interesting experimentation with this new carrier for my colours.

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3 comments:

Robin Neudorfer said...

This is such a gorgeous view. I don't think I would want to move.

Anonymous said...

I thought this was an oil painting when I opened the thread. What a lovely photo and from a phone. I must read my instruction book too! Now I think you should paint this view.

Jeanette Jobson said...

Isn't it something else Robin? St. John's is the oldest city in North America and this view overlooks the downtown core and one of the oldest sections. It all has a European feel to it.

Its amazing what you find out in the instructions Mrs S! :) Yes, it would make an interesting painting wouldn't it? Another snowy winter day project.