“Roe Islet Arbutus #1” – painting

In my previous post I had mentioned spending time shooting images on Roe Islet as reference for a painting. I needed to finish a small piece up quickly for a fundraiser, and in the end I settled on painting an 8″ x 10″ acrylic on canvas painting of an arbutus.

"Roe Islet Arbutus #1" 2014 8 inches x 10 inches acrylic on canvas

“Roe Islet Arbutus #1”
8 inches x 10 inches
acrylic on canvas

It is a simple piece as I didn’t want it to get too fussy since it is on such a small scale. I have a second painting started  (bottom left of the image below) that is somewhat similar; this gives me the opportunity to try a few different things while sticking to the same subject matter.

blog paintings on pender

The large painting on the wall was also finished last week, I’ll share a proper picture in the next few days. (Iphone images taken after midnight never show off a piece at their best!) At 3 feet wide it is a scale of painting more in my comfort zone than the 8″ x 10″ canvases.

I have waffled for ages on a theme to follow while painting on the coast, for the next little while I think I will focus on Roe Islet and the trees. The islet provides endless material to work from and it ties into the “Alberta” paintings I am doing as well. It is nice to finally have a specific theme to focus on.

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