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It’s not easy painting green…

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study of old, open grown cedar tree on a grey day in Grey-Bruce

 

Kermit the Frog found being green to be a challenge and landscape painters have often complained about the colour as well. I am joining the chorus these days as my interest in landscape painting is taking me into this ‘jungle’ of verdant hues. Tucked away in my studio with the window providing a nicely framed view of the backyard, I’ve been practicing. Cedar trees are plentiful here and are challenging to represent, convincingly. Seeing green spots before my eyes from all this makes me wish for sunlight and the man-made hues of last summer!

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Two figures fishing and taking the sign, “Dead Slow” to heart.

 

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study, mixing landscape greens
Saugeen River study on Arches oil paper
study on Arches oil paper of Saugeen River

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