Blending the built and natural world

  • 3rd June 2018
June 3, 2018

From Queenstown to Sydney to Jasper Alberta. My palette and knife are wandering the world for a while, taking in and putting down on canvas some of the highlights. This latest is a waterfall near Jasper. It has been slow going building layers over the past few days, but I think something is finally coming together. With this one there have been many times where I have put down the knife and covered my palette for the night, or simply moved on to another painting for a break. It has required many steps back to view from a different angle. Once again, it would have been simpler to reproduce a realistic copy of the original pic (photo cred Phil Dakin) than to create an impressionistic version. But therein lies the challenge that I love.