This one may be the beginning of a series that I am interested in doing, focusing on the back roads of Ontario. I am enamoured with them. Especially with the fact that most of them are totally straight. My father-in-law once told me that the roads of Ontario were designed by the British Military, and they wanted to build them completely straight (no matter what natural obstacle was in the way). This seems to ring true in my travels around the countryside. It always makes me smile. Amazing how we humans like to force our will on nature.
I have been wanting to delve into the pastel colour spectrum for a while, and I did so with this one. I don't paint many abstracts, and though I have a loose style, I like to have my reference material!! So relaxing and painting freely from my imagination can be a little difficult. This is another painting on a black ground, which I think provides a nice contrast from the pastel paint colours.
I am an artist working in acrylic paint on canvas. Having lived in a variety of locations in British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Colorado and Ontario, I have been constantly surrounded by amazing, diverse landscapes. It is these views that I take my inspiration from when painting. This blog provides an outlet to show some of my work as it is being created. I am currenty having a grand old time painting full time, living with my husband, son and one stinky dog in Ontario.