Monday, March 15, 2010

Harbour View

Harbour View - 12x24", acrylic on canvas

Here's a painting I completed last week, just two days before putting it up on display at my latest venue: Pedro's Organic Coffee House on Granville Island (in Vancouver). It's quite a textured painting. I drew the image on the canvas, applied the texture gel following the contours of the drawing and let it dry. Then I toned the whole canvas with red and painted on top, leaving some of the red showing through. In person (always better than a photo) it looks quite 3D-ish! I took this photo in January, on a gorgeous sunny but chilly day while walking along Kit's Beach with a friend. I love seeing these cargo ships in the harbour - it's such a typical view for Vancouver.

If you are intersted in this painting, please send me an email at


Mary Anne Cary said...

Thanks for sharing your technique, it's nice to see the method people use. Great colors.

Mark F. said...

Just cruising the images - great job - everyone landscape is amazing!