Praise for my Painterlogue
Judith Finlayson, Victoria, BC.
These are great! Love to see your process and notes . . . I’m just getting back in to thinking about painting, ok I found a bunch of little 5.5 x 5.5″ cradle boxes and a few 8×8″, so I’m going to do cold wax on Arches Oil Paper, then will glue them on if they turn out. Just trying to do some calligraphy underneath first, but damn, it just beads up on the oil paper . . . duh? It’s only for a background that you might never see, so the more textured the better – then, I’ll start with the cold wax . . .
Jane Dill, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.
Ian, your art work gets better and better. Actually, getting them is like taking a class with all the information you provide.
Dave and Judy Hallgren, Michigan, USA.
Glad to see you’re keeping busy during the Pandemic. Same here, doing some painting as well. Here are some from Mexico as well as during the pandemic.
Bruce Raber, Steveston, BC
Great letter Ian—probably my favorite! I very much like the new phases you’re entering into with your paintings.
Peter Nosco, Vancouver, BC.
I really enjoyed your most recent Painterlogue #16. In the spring of 2008 we went to Paris for a week and then on to Morocco for a couple of weeks. We celebrated Dee’s birthday by an enjoyable visit to the Jardin Majorelle. I’ve attached a little photo album of our time in the garden. The day began with a wonderful birthday breakfast at the riad where we stayed. I think the Moroccans call the blue color used in the garden Majorelle blue, but it looks a lot like cerulean to my untrained eye.
Nicholas Long, Minneapolis, USA
Interesting post and great pictures. I too like cerulean, as a cool blue and one that makes great greens when mixed with a cool yellow. I have found that there is a huge difference between student quality cerulean and artists quality. Particularly with cerulean I think it is always worthwhile to go with the artists quality. I am working with pastels at the moment.
Geoff Mynett, Vancouver, BC
So interesting Ian! Love your work!
Please keep these articles coming.
Alix Bishop, Vancouver, BC.
Dear Ian – love “shake a leg” – it’s exactly that! I love getting these painterlogues as it keeps me up to date with your lovely work. I was thrilled to receive the info about your acceptance into the Toronto art group.
Alison Carter. Ledbury, England.
Wonderfully informative…and Shake a Leg in Scotland cracked me up something fierce!
Such a great job, Dad!
Love, Emma, Vancouver, BC.
I read your Painterlogue a couple of days ago. I really enjoyed reading about how you have been staying busy during quarantine. My favourite piece is your watercolour sketch with the forest and ragged shrubbery as it reminds me of the ravine I live next to in Burnaby.
Riley Jackes, Vancouver, BC.
We so enjoyed looking at your paintings. Your pictures are very beautiful and different than those we first saw in Mexico. You have really captured the beauty of light and dark in the scenery paintings. It is almost like being there or wanting to be there! Beautiful.
David Hallgren, Michigan, USA.
Very interesting articles. I particularly liked the the paragraph on your process. When it comes to watercolour, you are far more organized and methodical than me.
Geoff Mynett, Vancouver, BC.
I always enjoy reading your letters. Good to be reminded of Joan Eardleys work.
Dorothea Kirkwood, Vancouver, BC.
Good to see you are well and painting. Your art is beautiful and I love your paintings of the rocky coast. I can only imagine how beautiful Vancouver is this spring season. We just passed the peak of our spring blooms, but continue to enjoy our sunny days and low humidity while it lasts.
Lynne Taylor. Raleigh, North Carolina.
That was fascinating. Both to understand your process and to view the progression. I hope you’re both doing well. Here are some photos that might inspire your next painting.
Richard Kunz, Vancouver, BC.