Monthly Archives: January 2012

Hockley Valley – Complete

Hockley Valley

12 x 16 – Acrylic on Wood

Clouds rise from the dead tree’s branches as smoke from a factory and laze about in the endless blue sky. Early fall brings the beginning of change to the valley below but the snag remains aloof and unaffected.

Did you know a dead tree that is still standing is called a snag – I didn’t. :) I just love the internets.

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Hockley Valley – WIP2

Hockley Valley

12 x 16 – Acrylic on Wood

The branches of the dead tree remind me more and more of the steel plant in Hamilton. We drive the skyway often and the plant makes an impressive site. I’ve even taken ref pictures of it – I know it’s not a natural feature of the Canadian landscape but I’m finding it compelling nonetheless. It’s all slate buildings and orange fire wreathed in smoke and water. I may have to paint it. :)

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Hockley Valley – WIP1

Hockley Valley

12 x 16 – Acrylic on Wood

Well it’s -10 degrees outside but in Hockley Valley it’s a gorgeous fall day with little fluffy clouds, gentle breezes and the smell of gently rotting leaves.

I couldn’t decide what size to make this painting – some of the shapes in the sky are quite big though so I went slightly smaller than I was thinking at first. Sometimes I just know what size a painting should be but then there are those other times where i don’t. :)

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