Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Folksy

We've had fun meeting a few folks here in Nova Scotia. Just a few. The perfect quota for introverts on a get-away-from-it-all vacation—our welcoming low-key host, three friendly women walking Sand Dollar Beach, a gallery owner, the engineer on the Bluenose II, a young woman on the Bluenose crew, and today the German-born woman who moved to Canada about ten years ago and now owns the Rose Bay General Store.

These folks must have awakened the folk artist in me for today's painting!

Looking Across to Lunenburg
6x6", acrylic, ink, and wax pastel on gessobord
coastal landscape
2016
$36

8 comments:

  1. Love this happy scene, and the swirly whirly sky!

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    1. Thank you, Sheila. The swirly whirly came about from an experiment—I painted the whole canvas first with a green, then pressed a stencil on top of the wet paint in the sky area, and bunches of paint lifted on my fingers as I pressed the stencil down. Happy 'accidents'!

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    2. Happy indeed. Oh I agree with Joany :) I keep going back to look at this.... this reader would not want to put the book down!

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    3. Well, children's picture book usually consist of 32 pages. Looks like I have a buncha writing and painting to do!

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  2. Hooray for this folk artist!!! ;-)

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    1. Thanks for the cheers, Simone! It's fun being simple folk, painting simply.

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  3. I love this painting! It would make a perfect illustration for a children's book that's inside you somewhere, waiting to be written.

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    1. Joje, thanks so much. Gosh, hadn't thought about writing a children's book …

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