Drawing from memory
On 300 GSM Cotton paper, a few layers of gesso (artist's primer) is applied to this hand made cotton fiber with watermark paper. The sheets are hand torn to size, leaving a delightfully rough edge, and painted with artist's quality oil paint and oil bar or oil paint sticks.
There is truly something special about a Studio Study or painting on paper; they have a fresh, loose, painterly quality to them. The mark making is expressive and the colours are vibrant.
This series is inspired from childhood memories of growing up in the Okanagan Valley in British Columbia. The nostalgia of the sweet smell of sage fresh smell of the lakes, the rolling mountains, vineyards, and orchards. The summer storms and dramatic sky's energize the landscape and they are exciting to capture in paintings.
Rolling hills, weather warn mountain sides, summer storms building in the horizon as the sky shifts and the air gets fresh with ozone.
Oil on Paper 24" x 18" framed $650.00 CDN
The summer storm carries over the lavender field in the Okanagan Valley spilling its contents with warm rain.
Oil on Paper 24" x 18" Framed $650.00 CDN
Summer heat in the vineyard radiates warmth from the earth that will soon be drenched my the impending storm rolling over the distant hills building in strength.