Sunday, 30 March 2014

Kleinberg, Sunday

On the second day of the McMichael course I set myself the challenge of painting a landscape in the style of my hero, A.J. Casson. What made it an especially cool experience was taking a break and walking 235 steps to stand in from of Casson's grave.
Gave me a chill.  I call the painting "235 Steps."

Kleinberg, Day One

KLEINBERG, Saturday.
I spent the weekend attending the esteemed John Leonard's contemporary landscape painting course given at the McMichael Gallery.  What a great concept for a course.  You talk about the Group of Seven and then walk over to the main gallery and stand in front the collection.
Day one's task was to create a landscape from imagination.

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Sketchbook, Meditation Ink Series.

My evening relaxation after a day of painting is sketchbook doodling.  The goal for the "Meditation Ink" series is 1000 of these bio-mechanical structures.