58 Original Paintings to view in one lovely exhibit – Hope you can make it before it ends! April – May 4th in Canadian Pacific Gallery (Main Floor)
This show is a juxtaposition of small paintings completed outdoors and larger expressive abstracts, informed by the plein air works. In the larger works, details of subject are diminished and emotional brushwork and abstract elements predominate. This is also a First time exhibit of selected video paintings from my YouTube Channel. I am very pleased to show this latest collection oils, acrylics and watercolours together. Thank you to Janice Cotter for her display expertise!
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NOW SHOWING-SUMMER GALLERY: JULY 19 – 31st at the FEDERATION GALLERY at Granville Island, Vancouver, BC. In this group show including 24 artists, eight paintings have been selected to be included. I decided to feature favourite vacation destinations and places I have painted on location (en plein air). I hope that you may get a chance to visit this excellent show. Please see preview Here.
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Wishing you a great summer and may art and the outdoors be an enjoyable part of it! Cheers, Jane
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I paint an impressionistic oil painting mentioning some elements of painting and how I focuses on an area of interest. Figures are included on the path.
This video in fast motion features Rocky Point at the end of Burrard Inlet. Colour expression is played out with oil paints and energized brushwork with the hand.
As the evening light hits the totem poles on Burnaby Mountain, I explain that painting something already made can be an inspiration. I limit this 11 x 14 oil painting to 37 brush strokes while counting the strokes with cones that I found with my hands.
The beauty of snow is not only its whiteness and luminous reflection of light but also that it points out the forms of the landscape in a new way. I took this on in an oil painting on location at Cypress Mountain by stating the dark and light structures I felt in the landscape. The bit of colour at the end was just a little note to remind me of the bright glimmer reflected by the sun as it came upon the mountain at various moments. I hope you enjoy these videos of the Abstract I took from the mountain.2:09
A fast motion video of an abstract impression using oils.
I start using black, white and grey and demonstrate how I mix my black and grey pigments. Laika plays by my side.
In part 2, I continue to build texture and colour into my abstract painting on Cypress Mountain.Thank you for your support and subscriptions. Jane
What is it about a white landscape that seems to give us a sense of peace or joy? For me it is a pause from the changing magnificent colours always calling me to paint while establishing a sense of awe or majesty. The first brushing of snow on the mountains brings a twinkle of light to the darker days of winter and seems to reflect more intently God’s presence in nature. Light, after all, is a beautiful thing but impossible to capture with paint. We only can offer to reflect it on the white of the canvas or in white paint. None the less, we artists venture out to bring the effect of light into our work, similarly as snow covered mountains do on a clear day. May the Light of the World bring you joy and peace this season too. Merry Christmas and Happy Celebrations! Enjoy these videos and Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow!