Wednesday, November 04, 2015

Brigus South WIP

Detail from Brigus South
Work in Progress
Oil on stretched canvas, 24"x 30"

This small section above is a crop of a new painting that I am working on or some older fishing sheds and stages in Brigus South.  They look like they've seen better days, which makes them all the more appealing to me.  There's nothing duller than a bright, shiny paint finish to me.  I like the character that age brings to the table.

Its funny how paintings evolve from the initial concept through to finish.   I believe most artists have similar stages they pass through in completing a painting, even if the style or medium varies.  And like all paintings, there are sections that are more appealing than others to paint.

For me it buoys.  I love painting buoys.  I don't know if its the shape, the colours, the values, but its like having the cherry on the top of the dessert to get  to paint them.  Sometimes, I even make the buoy the subject as in this one.

Buoy - SOLD