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George Perdue – The ‘Other’ Defiant Spirit

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As part of my creative journey, I took oil painting lessons from George Perdue. George is a ‘plein air’ painter and some day I hope to do some of this.

I love George’s painting style and his use of colour. The colours are contrasty and vibrate.

I asked George if I could see how he organizes his studio [I thought if I could see a working studio, it would help me make sense of all the supplies. M-m-m more time for painting]. Leah took photos and video [thank you Leah] – so I could take in the studio unimpeded.

I say ‘Other’ Defiant Spirit, because I am reading [trying to read… it’s just taking me  long time] Ross King’s – Defiant Spirits about the Group of Seven. George has already finished the book.

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Talking about oil paint.

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George’s studio – great light.

george_purdue_workThe easel.

george_purdue_rightRight of the easel.

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Left of the easel – paints.

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The palette. Glass is easy to clean.

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Thumbnail sketches – for composition, light values and notes.

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Work in progress.

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French easel – great for plein air – versatile, sturdy, big, but can be heavy. Algonquin Park? Will travel.

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Beautiful brushes!

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Portable palette.

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Lake O’Hara. The tranquility and peace vs. the strength of the mountains… wow!

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George’s coffee.

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Thank you George.

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  1. Excellent Christine! So that is where some of the magic happens. Most of his magic, of course, takes place outside.

    May 6, 2013

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