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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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Commission April 2013

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This work Gamz Vista 48"x36" (multi-media/acrylic on gallery canvas) was commissioned by a client who loves bold colors and vibrant skies... the ocean/village/ruin foreground provides contrast ... I enjoyed executing the piece knowing it would meet expectation... Usually a scary prospect... 

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New Work - April 2013

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Have at last time to paint again... a new piece Blue Shipwreck 40"x30" (multi-media/acrylic on canvas) is a toned down version of the usually turbulent skies I usually enjoy painting...

Dead Sea Sentinel 30"x40" (multi-media/acrylic on canvas) is a retouched earlier work that I thought lacked life... it now has more vibrant earthy/orange hues...

Desert Ruin Series

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Another depiction of an ancient ruin returning to nature. The stunning beauty of the Negev desert set-off by vestiges of bygone times...

Bits of kurkar, picked up on the beach are used to depict ruined buildings. Kurkar is a sandstone type substance left over from the Thira/Santorini tsunamis some 3500 years ago. (see pics below). The crumbling cliffs north of Tel Aviv are the only above ground examples of this fascinating phenomenon.

Similar work sold in 2010/11:

Kurkar cliffs!

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