I did decide after to change up the sky and the total feel of this piece and I am glad to have done so. I want to play around and away from what I am used to doing. Stretch my creative arm so to speak. This is still acrylic and really just the underpainting.
I am laying down the layers for my next piece. This is from a photo I took while visiting my friend in Southport Newfoundland. So far I am thinking of a dramatic sky like the last one I painted. This could change as I work along.
On the heels of the destruction of Quinnipiac in St. John’s, I have decided to work on preserving, in images, those buildings which need our attention and care. I have been painting heritage homes for many years, including the Barbour House in 2006. Fortunately, people had the foresight to preserve that structure.
One of the values of art is the ability to aesthetically reconstruct threatened or lost artifacts, so that people may share in the grandeur of these treasures.
I was fortunate to have the front page of the local paper here.