New Painting of Montreal

Note: These are archived blog posts from my old website. Many have been edited out because the content was removed from my portfolio, or not available on other websites anymore. The breaks in time do not represent the posting schedule.

 

Here is my latest new watercolour. It’s an image based on a photo I took of Montreal just as spring was around the corner while I was dropping my last watercolour off for the exhibition. It’s quite rare to go up on Mont Royal and look through the trees while they bare no leaves; it was somewhat jarring. The blueness of the shadowy trees in contrast to basically my last painting, as I saw it in my head in that moment, was my inspiration for this image. This was a difficult painting: colours couldn’t overlap, twisting shapes, detailed buildings to pencil, hours of penciling, mistakes with colour choices. However, I really felt like I was working through this painting the way I used to several years back, which I think is part of what gave me older art more energy, mystery, and freshness. I don’t know, what do you think?

 

montreal from mont royal watercolour painting
Partner image to Montreal from Mont Royal during Sunset. Watercolour on watercolour paper. 12″x17.5″. ~2015
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