Category Archives: abstract

Alberta Wildies

Here’s another more fanciful piece…..more on my attempts to be less “literal”.  I combined my inspiration from a spring horse gathering with my friends from Kananaskis, along with photos I’ve taken near Black Diamond. This is the same size as yesterday’s offering.   So while this is from my experience, it has an iconic or symbolic feel to it.

4 X 15″ on watercolour board

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Painted Pretty Steer

This guy is a retired roping steer that friends of mine have kept around just because he’s so darned easy on the eyes. I’ve painted him before, but with my new commitment to abstraction, I decided to try him again.  He’s already pink and purple, orange and green; all I had to do is push that a bit.  The attitude was a freebie.         SOLD
 
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Land of Shining Mountains

The news this week is that the plans for big energy developement along the front range of the Rockies from Longview down to Pincher Creek, have been cancelled.  Whether it was the organized protests or the current low price of oil, I think I heard a sigh of relief. This gets to look like this for a while longer. 

SOLD

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Serenade of the Sweetgrass

One ranch belonging to part of the extended family lies right on “The Medicine Line”…the border between Alberta and Montana, and this is their view of the Sweetgrass Hills at sunset.  In the foreground is the sagebrush dotted horse pasture…….. and there’s a whole lot of miles between the two!
I like a country where a person can get a look at the view.

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Bully For You!

This guy was standing beside the road over in Saskatchewan one day.  He sure thinks he’s pretty, and I guess we’ll all agree.  I used a little of my abstract tactics with this one…giving cartoon edges jumping up the colour with the felt pens. Why not!? 

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Along the Hoodoo Trail, 3

Obviously I’m working in “series” these days, and this is me pushing the envelope on abstraction….again.  I really am attached to the outside edges of things and accuracy and a feeling of volume in my work.  I keep telling myself to push the colour and simplify shapes.  Again in this one I used pen & ink and Faber-Castell coloured felt pens along with a little watercolour.  Badlands on “roids”.

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Alpine Abstraction 3

 Since I’d already drawn this twice, I just went in with pen & ink and drew it cold turkey…no pencil, and not too much attachment to the “reality” of the scene.  I then used watercolour and Faber-Castell felt pens.  It was fun and I think I like it the best out of the three attempts.  Maybe I’m onto something?  Let me know your thoughts.

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Alpine Abstraction 2

OK, please bear with me.  I did this panting again, trying to further simplify, painting with one flat brush and with one clean stroke if possible.  It is more abstract, while it still looks like a mountain landscape.  I think I like it better, so it was a valuable exercise

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Alpine Abstraction

Yesterday’s painting of the cow and this one are both further  attempts at abstraction.  I don’t know if you can see the difference, but I limited myself to one brush; a small flat sable brush.  Usually I’d mostly use round brushes in various sizes.  Using the flat brush forces me to ignore many small details I’d normally include, and the brush work is different as well.  It’s fun and it’s good for my process.  This still looks like the landscape west of Canmore, but that’s OK too. 

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Lucky’s

Anybody know what this is?  Well, it certainly doesn’t feel like my work  It’s dark and mechanical-looking and even sinister.  

Since doing this daily practice, drawing has become a form of meditation for me, and I found this piece to be extremely challenging, requiring total concentration, and thus a deeper meditation. I enjoyed it, even though it’s not my usual subject matter, telling me that my creative “thing” might be just as much about the process as it is the result.
 It’s drawn with Faber-Castell pen & ink, some watercolour and then F-C coloured pens. I’ll be waiting for feed-back as to what it is for you.

7 X 5″

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