New BonaventurePosted: June 1, 2015
Last summer I visited both coasts of Canada and despite doing lots of sketching, I didn’t get much painting done. Now that teaching is over for the semester I have a bit of time to revisit some of the scenes that I never got around to painting. New Bonaventure, Newfoundland, is where The Grand Seduction was filmed. If you saw the movie, you’ll remember Taylor Kitsch arriving in this bay by boat while the whole town plays cricket on the upper green. It’s quite a spectacular setting with the dark hills behind.
In my studio paintings I’ve been trying to work in larger formats which makes the work too big to scan. This was photographed, which is a production in itself. Getting the right lights, balancing the colour, setting up a tripod… it takes about as long to do as it does to paint the watercolour. Painted on Fabriano Artistico CP, 140 lb, 30″ x 20″.