Choreographed Canadian Landscape Paintings


(posted on 23 May 2018)

At Advanced Individual Studies here at Haliburton School of Art and Design, one painting is hanging up in the Convocation Hall  at Fleming College in Haliburton.

Forget Me Not Pond, Kananaskis is my rendering of a beautiful view from the shores of this man made pond near Calgary. The reflections are beautiful. The painting is below.

Tomorrow I am working on an unusual size canvas of 15" high by 60" wide. I hope that a mountain range view west of Calgary will result after tomorrow's completion effort. 

Part of the program today was to give a short artist talk. For some reason I was a bit nervous, though I have done this before. Oh well. Not bad. Not great. but check it off.

Tomorrow the assignment is due: 

Create 12-20 shapes within a frame of reference on paper. Choose an analogous bridging colour system with no unification by value and 3 focal points. This is an exercise so be warned that it is not meant to be a good painting-- just a solution to an exercise. Below you will see my take on the question.