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Aqua Wreck - Latest Commission

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This client asked for a soft, yet bright seascape... Aqua Wreck 40x24  - Acrylic/Multi-media on canvas. I could not help adding another bit of rusted metal, making this yet another in my ongoing Wreck Series.... I draw such comfort from reminders that nature will eventually reclaim even the worst polliution/damage we inflict on the environment...

 

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Recent Commission

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A client commissioned Aqua Sea in the Mist... 30"x30" (sold) ... textured foreground on gallery canvas... I need to invest in a decent camera... Anything with white paint or the misty effect I love to create, just doesnt translate well colorwise... 

The same client also purchased the two smaller pieces 24"x18' ... Wreck at Sea I & II  (sold)

 

Highland Landscape

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My latest large canvas ... These were not the colors I originally intended... yet try as I may... the piece kept coming back to this palette... Strange!  

6'x3' Acrylic on Gallery Canvas with light tetured foreground...

Business Creativity/Strategy via Artistic Exploration - Annual November Workshops Sold out!!

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 All workshops sold out...!! Thank you... We will be offering new dates in January...

Creative Thinking underpins sound business vision, strategy development & effective problem solving!

Career facilitators and established artists, Stephanie MacKendrick & Rodger Harding present their annual fun, four-hour painting workshop series designed to enhance your ability to: 

  • Recognize creative strengths 
  • Connect analytical & creative thinking 
  • Confidently apply creative thinking to solving business problems

See www.HardingIntl.com for details!

 No artistic experience/expertise neccessary!

Lighthouse at Night (sold)

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The desire to recycle an old, rather handsome, wooden frame prompted this work!

I plastered a rough wooden board (28"x16"), slowly building up color and texture that ultimately dictated the subject proportion/light/tone - The lighthouse shows again a whimsical urge to repeat favourite themes/moods!

 

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Country Bridge

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I found an old canvas circa 2006 in the studio this week, one of my first attempts to use texture on canvas ...I decided to have another go at getting the piece to work... Finally something to show!

I guess it there is truth in the saying that some pieces defy completion until the time is right... much like so much else in life...

 

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Lighthouse in the Mist

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My very first paintings depicted tons of lighthouses... A childhood fascination that has never waned. This piece is a lighter blue than the photo shows... I was looking to capture the sun reappearing after a storm! 

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To enquire about any of the work depicted  - Call (416) 962-6700

Grey Sea Wreck

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This piece is a a color experiment for a larger commission...  Oftentimes achieving a client's vison colorwise can be challenging! Let's see if this is a go! That said, I love the pristine/uncluttered mood of this scene -- The work echoes my other wreck scenes that depict naturing reclaiming man made pollution. In real life the white sea glare is less pronounced...  and the overall feel is grey with a touch of sandy brown! The 3rd photo is the most realistic! (sold)

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To enquire about any of the work depicted  - Call (416) 962-6700

New Greek Village Series

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My village scenes consist of plaster/sand mix on canvas, with the usual acrylic finish... These pieces have always sold well... I miss the simplicity of the Greek way of life...so recently completed a few more paintings...

Misty Greek Village was painted in 2011, but never completed to my satisfaction... I touched up the coloring yesterday and am pleased with the final result!

The blue depicted in the lighter colored pieces has rather a light teal/grey than blue hue in real life... The night scene looks pretty much as depicted inthe photo!

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Rodger Harding ART Sale/Exhibition -13th June 2013 - Verity Club Postponed!!!

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Due to a venue glitch the showing has been postponed until the fall... I'll keep you posted!

 

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