Here’s another landscape. My family has a lot of landscape painters in it. Don’t know if I’m really keeping up the tradition, but it’s fun to smear paint around sometimes.
Archive for May, 2015
I need to take better notes, because it would be nice to know exactly where these places are. One is Ave Laval, I think. The one below is a converted firehall on rue Notre Dame West. Or, I could be way off.
Doing a lot of paintings at the moment. Up there is the control building for the revolving bridge that no longer works. It’s from a 2012 photo, and the graffiti is old, and the bike path doesn’t even go by it at the moment. These two pictures are painted on terrible paper. Sort of like […]
Petals on a wet, black bough. Seriously, yesterday I went to the Sartec mixer. That’s the Quebec union or group or whatever for French-speaking screenwriters. Got a couple of wires crossed. The meeting was taking place in the reserved salon, three stories up, and I was waiting downstairs in the bar. Met a nice couple […]
Many watercolour types have to spend a lot on sketchbooks, with the proper paper and all. I found these black spiral-bound books at Dollarama, and they’re pretty good for watercolour. I worry about the paper, since it probably isn’t acid-free. Also, it tends to break free from the perforations along the side rather easily. But […]
Painted pictures of “swamps” today, using various random methods. Got paint in my eye. That stung a bit. Above is “wax resist,” which means drawing on the blank paper with a white china marker. I really can’t tell where it goes beforehand. This is China Marker, also my dragging the tail of the brush on […]
Usually, my paintings are pretty tiny. So it’s nice to break out once in a while, and paint relatively big. (11×10 inches).
And a bonus cyclist!
I like the feeling of a painting taped to a stretching board. It feels solid, unlike the sketchbook paper. So, when I didn’t have to finish a stretched painting I started, I just used it as a place to practice things. The result reminds me of the local “free graffiti wall” east of here on […]