Return to In the Studio

I spent a number of days over Canada Day long weekend sweating it out in my summer studio. Over the last two weeks I have been playing around with graphite and acrylic on birch panel. Last week I transfered a number of drawings onto seven brand new shiny birch panels. I was ready to begin the new series.

 

This work is influenced by my drives south east to my parent's house at Thomson Lake. Over the last year and a half I have enjoyed watching the wildlife on the two hour journey. As I sped by hundreds of telephone and power lines I often catch glimses of a variety of birds; owls, sparrows, crows, magpies, and blackbirds to just to name a few. These works have grown out of that experience.

 


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This snowy owl was an experiement to explore how graphite and acrylic works directly on the birch panels.

 


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I had an unexpected desire to work with bright colours. The combining of constructed architectural forms and birds seemed to me to lend itself to bright colours.

 


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This wee grackle has become part of the structure. This work is still in progress. 

 


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Chipping Sparrows in progress

 


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detail of Chipping Sparrows in progress