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Posts tagged “Bending to the Sky

West Coast (a Painting Series)

In around 1992 after visits to Canada’s west coast (particularly the Gulf Islands), I produced, perhaps my favorite series of paintings. This collection featured trees(and/or driftwood), shorelines and often active skies. My works at this time may show signs of influence from the paintings of Emily Carr.

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“Bending to the Sky”, acrylic on hardboard, 61 by 61 cm, 1992

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“Windswept”, acrylic on hardboard, 51 by 61 cm, 1992

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“Red Leaning”, acrylic on hardboard, 12 by 15 cm, 1992

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“Waiting on Island View Beach”, acrylic on canvas, 61 by 76 cm, 1992

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“Turning Sky”, acrylic on canvas, 61 by 61 cm, 1992

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Skies – Two West Coast Painting

Here a couple more of my paintings from the early-nineties on the west coast (of Canada) theme.   No doubt the skies  in these paintings were influenced by skies in some works of Emily Carr

Bending to the Sky

“Bending to the Sky” 61 by 61 cm (24″x2″) acrylic on hardboard (Masonite)

Although I don’t recall where the scenes for these paintings were, I suspect they were very close together, perhaps even developed from the same reference photo.

Turning Sky

“Turning Sky” 61 by 61 cm (24″x2″) acrylic on canvas

During this period of time I was painting exclusively with acrylics, either on hardboard panels or on canvas. At this time I would build my own stretcher frames and stretched and gessoe the canvas myself.