The Before and the After
Further to my previous blog about the revelation of colour in my work, here is a good example of that. I first painted this mountain from the Canadian Rockies in a dark and vague blue grey with white cap to draw your eye upwards. But what it achieved was a bland and uninteresting painting with no where for your eye to go. After six months of sitting on it and seeing many just walk right on past it in shows, I had an idea to transform it (no excuse for it taking six months, thats my speed). The result, I think is a painting that now has dimension and multiple layers of interest.
The Artists Journey
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This sketch above became this finished painting below
The Pine Tree Painter.
How did I become known as the Pine Tree Painter? You could say I paint a lot of Pine Trees, that would be true. I paint a lot of other things too, but Pine Trees, Spruce Trees, Birch and others seem to be a continuous string in what i do. I just like the way they stand there like a custodian of the land. or a greeter to nature. So, I continue down the path with the Pine Tree Painter name on my head, It's ok.