Sunday, March 14, 2010

From the Beach at Emily Provincial Park


From the Beach at Emily Provincial Park (14 x 11) oil, by Carol Berry, copyright 2008

This was my first small-size landscape painting, I challenged myself to start and finish a painting in a weekend. Even though I did not actually paint this on location, I did paint it outdoors on our campsite at Emily Provincial Park. I used a photo enlargement that was the exact size as the painting as my reference and then sketched directly onto the canvas, adjusting the composition a bit to enhance the painting and ultimately setting the reference photo aside while I fine-tuned the different elements in the painting.

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If you live in Toronto, please come to one of the Don Valley Art Club's fabulous art shows held at Todmorden Mills on Pottery Road in Toronto's Don Valley. The opening for our annual spring show is April 30, 2010. Details are on the club's website http://www.donvalleyartclub.com - I designed and manage the club's website. I have no paintings available to hang in this show but it is a very pretty gallery and my fellow members are all talented so I encourage you to try to see the show.

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