We had a real hoot at the lodge this week painting owls. With plenty of character (and plenty of technique) this particular parliament was as delightful to paint as it was to admire when finished.
The lodge looks out across landscapes just like these, so we can see the mirages and rising fog, and sunrise colours from the room where we paint. The skies have been fantastic lately, alive with colour and mist and quivering optical effects. Here are the ladies’ renditions.
We some friends over at Continuing Care who are wonderful artists! We use Crayola Pipsqueaks markers to draw an image and then the residents let loose with water brushes. The results are great and it always adds colour to the room.
In keeping with our negative painting practice, we painted big prairie clouds at the lodge this week. The idea was to use negative painting techniques to get the strong white edges on the clouds, then go back in to make the insides three dimensional. These ladies are landscape painters so they each finished their painting in their own way.
Merry Christmas everyone!
More cards from the Pleasant View Painters! They really caught the idea of strong contrasts in the moonlight.