Sunday, December 6, 2009

Olympic Confectionary

Acrylic on gessoed hardboard, 12 x 12''
2009 - #178

Corner Store no. 2 completed in 2007, was from of the same store located on Barrington Street in Halifax, NS. This time, I painted the other end of the sign which boast not one, but two of these Coca-Cola buttons. Just in time for the upcoming Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympiads with Coca-Cola being a major sponsor of both the Olympic Torch Relay and the Games themselves. I was actually painting the word Olympic on the sign as the Olympic flame had reached Halifax and ice hockey superstar Sidney Crosby (member of team Canada) was passing the flame to Sarah Conrad, a Nova Scotia snowboarder vying for her second Winter Olympics, who got to light the cauldron during the community celebration at the end of the day. Wishing them both the best of luck in their quest for GOLD!


Friday, December 4, 2009

Canoes at Moraine Lake

Acrylic on gessoed hardboard, 15 x 11''
Oct. / Nov. 2009, #177

The image may look familiar, since this is a larger version of the painting, Study of Canoes at Moraine Lake. Even when I did the study, I realized that I was challenging the laws of landscape art by drawing the horizon in the dead center of the image. In return, the top and bottom half may appear to compete one against the other for the subject matter's focal point. I wanted the viewer to see both part as having equal weight by the magic of perspective, and use the canoe as a mode of transportation in order to truly enter and explore the landscape instead of looking at it from the lake's edge.

This painting will be part of the art auction for Ability NB, held in Fredericton, NB, during the month of November, 2014. Details to follow.