George Perdue – The ‘Other’ Defiant Spirit
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.
Talking about oil paint.
George’s studio – great light.
Left of the easel – paints.
The palette. Glass is easy to clean.
Thumbnail sketches – for composition, light values and notes.
Work in progress.
French easel – great for plein air – versatile, sturdy, big, but can be heavy. Algonquin Park? Will travel.
Lake O’Hara. The tranquility and peace vs. the strength of the mountains… wow!
Thank you George.