Sunday, 5 January 2014

#4 of 30

"Boathouse at Fort Rodd Hill"
8" x 8" - Oil on Canvas
$125 Unframed

So, day 5, painting #4.  I'm still not caught up, but I'm okay with that.  I know that one of these days I will squeak in the extra one.  I'm just reluctant to throw some paint on a canvas and call it a painting because that really defeats the purpose for me.  Of course it wouldn't hurt if I were to choose subject matter that wasn't quite so complex. 

I think I may have the bottom angle of the boathouse slightly off, but c'est la vie (or pehaps I just photographed the canvas at an angle. Yeah, that must be it!!! ;-)

This summer, through the Coast Collective Art Centre, I had the opportunity to participate in the Artist in Residence Program at Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites, (a mouthful, I know).  I was there for about three days and had a thoroughly enjoyable time.  Parks Canada opens up the Quarter Masters Residence and two artists at a time come and paint for a week.  I took advantage and one afternoon I headed down to Fisgard Lighthouse and snapped about 300 photographs of the Lighthouse and surrounding area from various angles.  If you have never been there, it's definitely worth the trip.  Absolutely beautiful.  The little boat is called the Rosina!

I hope you like it!


  1. Love it! And the informative narrative too! Keep on keeping on!
    All those exclamation marks, looks like I'm shouting.
    Jackie Cramer

    1. Thanks Jackie! I'm enjoying it a lot and learning a lot too!

  2. I'm smiling about your choice of complex subject matter! No kidding! How about a pear and some cherries?
    It's great to "hear" from you every day and know the excitement you feel with the growth in doing this challenge!

    1. LOL Alice! A pear and some cherries . . . .hmm. . . . I almost bought some red pears yesterday.

  3. WOW!!! Okay, so you approach the time limit differently, I like that, we are supposed to show who we are as well as what we do, fair enough. This is a complicated composition done exquisitely in a very short time, well done, Sharlene!