This painting is 6x12 inches and captures a scene that I witnessed on one of my morning drives to town. I love seeing the farming done this way and it is always an inspiration for my painting. Available contact Paul Brunelle
I say final version but even as I post this I see other things I could do to make it better and I will live with these for a while yet. This one is a half and half plein air and studio painting and probably more outdoors.
This was such an exciting project spending three mornings perched on the edge of this spectacular location. Many thanks to my old friend that gave me access and an inspiring view to paint. This is the painting in progress and the finished work is on display at the Windjammer Inn in Port Stanley.
I spent some time on the past weekend painting plein air around our garden which led to asking Susan to pose and ultimately this painting. I am in the process of painting an 18x32 inch oil based on this work and the other studies. For me September marks the start of the most enjoyable plein air season of fall.
This plein air painting done in my garden depicts flowers that have been passed down in the family and makes them even more treasured. As spring moves into summer each flower has its time which always seems too short so painting them outdoors is a way for me to be with them in the moment and challenge myself to paint them as well. As usual I do a series of the subject before moving on.
This plein air was a farewell to the flowers for another year as they come to an end. I have been thinking of Cezanne who was a dedicated outdoor painter all of his life and he is quoted as saying that Art is a harmony that runs parallel to nature. What an inspiration.