Painting from My Photographs 2011-2012
These watercolour paintings were done from 8”x10” prints of photographs I took in 2011.
Some later paintings are from the Cross of Victory Pilgrimage from the Greater Toronto Area to Martyr's Shrine in Midland, Ontario, which I have participated in since 2009.
All these paintings were completed in the Burlington OASIS Thursday Art Program, funded by CMHA, and almost all of them were completed in less than three hours, with exceptions as noted.
R David Foster, not wishing to impose more words on anybody, most importantly himself, provides this SITE for anyone who wishes clarification through explanations by means of images. Honestly, let me tell personal stories as true as I can possibly remember, which is pretty true if I bother to remember at all, and pretty verifiable if I'm bothering to remember or else it really means nothing to remember it because nobody will ever believe anything I feel worth remembering . . . whatever!
Quebecois - Toronto
. . . a ship leaving the Burlington Canal heading east. This was painted on Thursday, September 8th, 2011.
I called this one "Quebecois - Toronto" and posted it on the Mood Disorders Association of Ontario website called Touched By Fire at http://touchedbyfire.ca/content.php?artist=1249 . It was selected for their gallery show along with about 80 other paintings and photographs selected from over 450 submissions. Who woulda' guessed ?
It will appear on their website at the above link sometime after the gallery show to be held on Thursday, December 8th, 2011, from 5:00pm to 9:00pm, at Coopers Fine Art Gallery. For more information on the show go to this link : http://touchedbyfire.ca/artshow.html .
The Touched By Fire homepage is here : http://touchedbyfire.ca/ .
The painting as hung, above; +>>
. . . and a shameless grand stander on the right -> .
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This one was painted on Thursday, September 15th, 2011. It is a small painting at 6.75" by 4.656". I hope to do an 8x10" of this some time soon.
This one was painted on Thursday, September 22nd, 2011. It is 8" by 10". It is looking west along the shoreline trail at LaSalle Park in Burlington.
This one was painted on Thursday, September 29th, 2011.
It is 8" by 10". It is looking east off of Burlington Beach.
This is looking east off the pier in Hamilton Harbour. This one was painted on Thursday, October 6th, 2011. It is 8" by 10".
A Seagull Above
A seagull above, at LaSalle Park Marina in Burlington.
It was painted on Thursday, October 13th, 2011,
and is 8"x10".
This one, of British Soldiers circa 1812, was painted on Thursday, October 20th, 2011.
Out of the Shadows
"Out of the Shadows", was painted on Thursday, January 12th, 2012, and is a view looking from the shoreline trail at LaSalle Park in Burlington, out toward the marina.
"Seagull Sky" was painted on Thursday, January 19th, 2012. O.K. - they are "lake" gulls as this is looking east onto Lake Ontario from Burlington Beach.
"Daisies" was painted on Thursday, January 26th, 2012.
2012-01-26 Daisies 72dpi 7.55x9.427.jpg
"March Sun" was painted on Thursday, February 2nd, 2012. The photograph was taken in the spring of 2011 at Dundurn Castle in Hamilton.
2012-02-02 March Sun 8x10 72dpi.jpg
"November Sun" was painted on Thursday, February 9th, 2012.
It was painted from a photograph taken on Kerns Road at the Bruce Trail on the Niagara Escarpment in Burlington.
2012-02-09 November Sun 8x10 72dpi.jpg
"October Sun" was painted on Thursday, February 16th, 2012.
I should seriously consider spending more than three hours per painting as this one had me rushing to complete it. — at Cherry Hill Trail, Royal Botanical Gardens, Burlington.
2012-02-16 October Sun 8x10 72dpi.jpg
"August Hay" was painted on Thursday, February 23rd, 2012. It is a view from the lunch spot on the Friday of the Cross of Victory Pilgrimage last August, 2011. The location is east of Orr Lake, on route to St. Ignace II, near the end of Sturgeon Bay, at the south end of Georgian Bay.
2012-02-23 August Hay 8x10 72dpi.jpg
August Hay Rolled
This was painted on Thursday, March 1st, 2012, and is the other side of the road at the lunch spot on the Friday of the Cross of Victory Pilgrimage last August 2011. We stopped for lunch east of Orr Lake, on our way to St. Ignace II, near the end of Sturgeon Bay at the south end of Georgian Bay.
2012-03-01 August Hay Rolled 10x8 72dpi.jpg
This was painted on Thursday, March 8th, 2012, and is of the afternoon route on the Friday of the Cross of Victory Pilgrimage last August 2011.
2012-03-08 Uphill 8x10 72dpi.jpg
Back of the Pack
This was painted on Thursday, March 15th, 2012.
It is of the Thursday morning rail trail on the Cross of Victory Pilgrimage, well south-west of Elmvale, in August, 2010.
2012-03-15 Back of the Pack 8x10 72dpi.jpg
" On Ahead " was painted on Thursday, March 22nd, 2012. It is of the morning walk, just before lunch, on the Tuesday of the Cross of Victory Pilgrimage in August of 2010. It is somewhere between Orangville and Alliston, Ontario.
2012-03-22 On Ahead 8x10 72dpi.jpg
Where's Lunch ?
"Where's Lunch?" was painted in at least two sessions over the last two or so weeks, totalling about five hours, and is of the Monday morning, just before lunch, south of highway 9, east of Airport Road, on the Cross of Victory Pilgrimage in August of 2010.
2012-03-29, 04-05 Where's Lunch 8x10 72dpi.jpg
This painting was completed in four three hour sessions from April 19th, 2012 to May 10th, 2012. I mistakenly identified it as of the Monday morning of the Cross of Victory Pilgrimage in August 2010. It is a water stop north of Caledon East. Many years and pilgrimages have passed since then, and I have had ample time to correct this and now confidently identify it as the Tuesday Morning intersection with Hockley Valley Road after leaving the Mary Mother of God Monastery where we overnighted the night before.
The three men at the far left are wearing reflective orange safety vests and the man with his back to the camera has a reflective orange flag. These fluorescent orange and fluorescent green colours were painted with fluorescent yellow gouache, but that colour does not reproduce, leaving the red alone. I guess that's why I can't find that paint anywhere anymore !
The photograph is original and not edited.
The flare is from looking toward the morning sun.
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