I finally have some time on my hands and am able to paint again with some regularity, so perhaps I can post a little more frequently too.
Every April, NAC (Niagara Artists Centre) hold a fund-raiser called “Small Feats”. I have posted about it before but I haven’t submitted anything for a couple of years. Over the past couple of weeks I have painted 7 square foot paintings with a view to choosing 3 to submit for consideration. I think I already know which ones I will submit, but I will post them all here anyway. They all have a Niagara theme, as do most of my paintings.
This one shows a couple of the wind machines that guard our vineyards against late and early frost. Everywhere else in the world a windmill usually generates electricity, here in wine country they actually require propane to run.
The Niagara Artists Centre holds a fundraiser every year called “Small Feats”. Members are invited to submit up to three paintings (12″X12″) and they will be sold at a special event on Saturday April 12th with half or all of the proceeds going to NAC.
Sarah Lynch - Niagara Winter Morning 3, 12"X12", Oil on canvas, SOLDSarah Lynch - Niagara Winter Morning 2 12"X12", Oil on canvas, SOLDSarah Lynch - Niagara Winter Morning 1 12"X12", Oil on canvas, SOLD
I participated a couple of years ago and plan to do so again this year. Last time I painted three “Niagara Winter Morning” pictures.
I liked the way they worked together and decided to try a similar theme this time. I am painting three “Niagara Sky” pictures and as I am going to be away for a couple of weeks in March, I thought I should get started. Here are my works in progress.
I posted a painting on my other blog today and when I went to my Google photo album later on I found that it was offering this “enhancement”. I have no idea how it decided that the snow was appropriate but I rather like it.
I am trying again with Ebay and listing a few small paintings. Just in time for Valentines Day, why not give something a little more permanent this year?these small paintings (5″x7″) are all signed but unframed, oil on board. Fresh flowers wilt, chocolates are soon consumed but these will last a lifetime (or more)
I have been having constant problems with this website.
As well as some native posts, I was cross-posting all my splynch.blogspot.com posts here. This seems to have been a mistake, resulting in constant out-of memory errors, problems with my back-ups and finally total breakdown of the site.
I have rebuilt the site from the ground up and have decided not to continue to cross-post. However, there were a few native posts on my old site that proved quite popular, so I have imported those onto this new platform. In doing so I had to relink all my images, so I hope that everything is working properly.
This might be finished but I will leave it on the easel over night, I will probably fiddle with it in the morning.
I took this image with my ipod, using a neat little app called “DocScan HD”. It is designed for scanning documents and has a built in perspective adjustment. This allows me to square up the picture and is much easier than downloading onto my computerÂ and opening Photoshop etc. However, the quality leaves a bit to be desired and makes my oils look a bit like watercolours. This actually has quite a lot of texture and more saturated colours than I am able to get here. I will use my Canon when I photograph the finished work.