The new and final
Return to Canoe Lake
(formerly : Across Canoe Lake)
36"c48" oil on canvas
There are times when you have to face up with a situation and make the hard decision. Such is the case with two paintings that have dogged this artist for over a year. Across Canoe Lake and Low sun on pine tree. (pictured here)
I know every painting has to breath it's own breath and have it's own expression, but every time I look at these two there is always something calling out for change. I don't mind revisiting paintings for small accents or touch ups but to me these two are calling for a total makeover, so to say. In fact, by post time of this blog it has already begun. The skies are different, the water has changed colours and the general yellow tones are now more earthy and "cozy", I am feeling better about them. Very radical changes in deed.
This has happened in the past, and when it has it is a bit uncanny how then and only then does someone surface saying "ah but I was about to buy it the way it was...".
In the end I have to follow my own soul on it. I have to do what I feel is right or I'm cheating you and myself. It has to be said that in a selfish sort of way I do paint for myself first. I must feel pleased and fulfilled with it and it's message. So let's see where it goes with these two. Stay tuned. I promise I will post an update to this blog when they are done so you can see them in their final state. I'll be interested to read your comments if you have any.
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.