This Land is My Land

This Land is My Land


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Thursday, June 27, 2013

Paintings of the past week 6//20/13 - 6/27/13 - or so

Yo my friends,

Following are some of the paintings I've done during the past week.  I normally paint everyday and some days I do 2 paintings - some would say I'm obsessive - and perhaps they would be correct.  However that said - and I just said it - I love to paint and most of my time spent painting is when my DW is off teaching yoga or she is working on the sequel to her children's novel.  It is sort of a "way of life" around our home.  Also it keeps me out of trouble!!!!  :>)

Land Escape No. VI is part of a series of paintings I've done that consist of peaceful and restful places that give the feeling of tranquility - places that I have been or places in my minds eye that I could go to for solitude or for a walk or just sit observe and enjoy my surroundings.

Every once in a while I get the urge to do a semi abstract piece.  There appears to be a sailing school in Port Charlotte Harbor whereby the sailing of "day sailboats" takes place.  Our home is within walking distance of a good visual of the harbor thus I did this painting;

Awaiting a Day Sailor
18 x 4

Rocks & Sea - Acadia NP - Maine
9 x 12

(closeup view)

Land Escape No.  IV
British Columbia Canada - Canola Fields
4 x 18 

Land Escapes are paintings of "real places" or places in my minds eye that present a place of solitude - a place to hike - or walk or just sit and enjoy the surroundings.  The following is a scene from my "minds eye."

Inner Forest Light
12 x 9 

I've started a new series which is done in what I call the QUEBECOIS PAINTERLY STYLE

Qué·be·cois or Que·be·cois  (kb-kwä)
Of or relating to Quebec and especially to its French-speaking inhabitants or their culture.
n. pl. Québecois or Quebecois
A native or inhabitant of Quebec, especially a French-speaking one.

This style of painting is widely found in Old Quebec City and surrounding towns and villages it is one that I have been studying for many years and one that I plan on getting to a point that I excel in - at least in my eyes.
The very nature of it - loose and certainly far from perfect form is a style that I feel most comfortable with.

This is the most current in the series that I am working on

Quebecois No. IV
4 x 18 

(Note: some paintings will be outside the " size price scale" at the beginning of my blog - this is due to the amount of work involved in certain finished piece(s)

Quebecois No. V
4  x 18

When painting my Quebecois series paintings I play a CD titled
French Cafe'

The words are all in French - the music is great - very bouncy and happy music and I feel it has a positive influence in my work.

I hope you enjoyed this posting and as always if you have any questions or are interested in purchasing a painting - just email me at the link provided at the beginning of my blog.

JR     :>)