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Tom Thomson visits Canoe Lake Cemetery: Uncut Version”

Tom Thomson visits Canoe Lake Cemetery: Uncut Version".

Tom Thomson’s Last Spring

Clever Blog: http://ttlastspring.com/author/ttlastspring/

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.

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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.

Oil Painting Lessons… Or A Tiger Lily In My Tank

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Shelley Newman, my art teacher and owner of Wind Water Trees, is very brave to teach me oil painting. I am such a noob!

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Almost finished!

When I was a younger, I said “I will never try oil painting. It’s too messy. Yada, Yada. Now watercolour, I can get my head around. It’s so civilized.” Yeah… I know. I also said, I would never use a computer or live in Toronto… So small minded.

These days, all I can think about is mooching oil paint onto canvas in big gobs.

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