This is fun! I might decide to darken the pelicans but then again maybe not. I’ll let it sit for awhile, then decide. This is my first foray into oils for a very long time and have to say, I love working with them. No worries about paint drying before I’m ready to move on. If I stay with a one-stroke technique, the colour blending is great!
I’m going to try some of my unsuccessful acrylic paintings again in oil.
Interesting how ideas evolve. This is a sketch I did on site. It’s a segment of the creek that I thought was interesting. Then I took it back to the studio, thinking that the creek would do well with a palette knife. This is that look:
It’s a very textured piece which you can’t really tell from the photo. Then I decided that what I liked most about the creek was the lighting on the reeds. So I did this:
I’m still working on the next painting but it uses the same technique as the reeds:
Have to say I’m really enjoying this style. And all from a horrible sketch of the creek! 🙂
My first “urban” sketch of the summer. This is the Rec Centre boat launch sketched from the Safeway docks. Love my new summer hours. I’m open when I’m at the studio and closed when I’m not. That frees me up to take advantage of beautiful weather and get out painting and sketching.
This is the start of a painting I’m doing from a book called “Fine Art Tips with Lori McNee”. The artist whose demo I’m copying is Robert Moore. I’m picking up lots of tips for painting the Boreal from Robert’s demo. He shows his reference photo which is similar to the cluttered forest we get around here. Such fun!
Irene has completed her “Kaleidoscope Summer Series“. Thank you to all of the friends, family, and fellow artists who attended the wine and cheese celebration at the studio.
The series consists of 25 acrylic paintings in various sizes. The underlying pattern in each piece reflects the idea that we are all part of a greater whole. The shattered images imitate the dance of light and shadow in the glow of summer. Click here to view all of the paintings in the series.
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Inglenook Studio is officially open in our new studio location. Our grand opening was on Saturday, January 17 when we officially opened the shared Inglenook Studio and DanceWorks Kenora location with a ribbon cutting by Mayor Dave Canfield.
Thanks to the Kenora Daily Miner & News (see article below) and Kenora Online (“New arts and dance studio opens in Kenora“) for covering our grand opening.
We’ve said goodbye to the old artbyirene website and are now getting setup at this new site inglenookartstudio.com.
Stay tuned for more information and class updates.