“Freedom 5: Grey Flood” – Canadian Art

“Freedom 5: Grey Flood”, ink on paper, 5″x7″, 2018, by Debra Hunter

 

The Freedom series continues. Small works on paper, approached with experimentation. A way to loosen up painting and art.This piece is one of the wettest pieces I have made in recent weeks. Layers of diluted ink veiling one over the other. Hard lines for contrast.

This piece is based on recent spring floods, and the spreading flowing waters. There is inspiration everywhere.

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Wet Monday

It’s a Monday with a lot of wait times.

I’m working very wet on paper. I mean VERY wet. This is day two of small pieces with layers and bleeds of color. One west coast piece and one more for the “freedom” series. It seems it is a couple of minutes of painting followed by a couple of hours of waiting.

I’m also reclaiming a canvas I decided I didn’t love. I know some people burn canvases, I’m re-gessoing. So it is roll and wait, roll and wait. I am actually going to attack the same canvas, with the same theme, but employing some things I have learned along the way.

It is also scouring and mordanting day. It is so important to stay on top of having a dyed wool stock, as dyeing takes me a day or two per skein.

I imagine the next few days will be prep work and organizing, and then off to the coast for a work week.

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Updated Photography Pricing

New shooting season, new price list.

Each year we assess our photography offerings, our customer requests, and our creative interests, and tweak what we offer for photography services. This year we continue with streamlining our photography services and pricing schedule.

This year sees an emphasis on studio photography and business photography, a direction that allows us to work with fine tuned posing and lighting, and focus on timeless portraits.

We invite you to view our price list, and contact us with any inquiries.

Debra Hunter

www.debra-hunter.com

 

Goldenrod

Wildflowers and natural dyeing are closely connected. This year’s blooming goldenrod provide the dye material for dyeing my wool yellow for the coming year. Goldenrod provides a beautiful vibrant yellow, and is also a wonderful base coat for dyeing greens in combination with natural indigo. Working with natural materials means each item you create has […]

via Goldenrod in Bloom — Handmade in Canada

Roof Lines – Architectural Photography in Red Deer, Alberta (Canada)

historic home, architectural photography, Red Deer, Alberta

Yesterday was a day for shooting roofs. A local roofing and exteriors firm is updating their website and needed images of some of the projects they had completed.

In addition to photographing the buildings, much of the look of the final image comes down to the editing of the images. Things like making sure color is accurate and that contrast is visually pleasing is all part of creating a polished final image.

The image above has also been altered in the sky area in order to take text. The solid color makes it easier to place text in the image that is easy to read. This technique is also popular if a client is wishing to place their company logo on an image, or wishing to blend an image with surrounding packaging, as in food photography.

architectural photography, church, Red Deer, Alberta
Other alterations that occur to create a pleasing image are the blending and darkening of areas of the image in order to highlight the main subject matter, as well as the removal of distracting elements.

The goal is to create the finest image possible for the client whether it is portrait, food, product or architectural photography.

For more information on our photography please visit www.debra-hunter.com .

Photography by Debra Hunter
Portrait and business photography in Red Deer, Alberta and on Pender Island, British Columbia, Canada.

New Photography Options and Pricing For 2017

2017 has brought about many changes to the services and options we offer for business, portrait, food, product and wedding photography. Our website has just been updated with the new changes, and the details can be found on the Pricing page. we are sure the changes will bring forth a year of creative shooting.

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Hunter Photographics
photography by Debra Hunter
Red Deer, Alberta and Pender Island, British Columbia

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Opus Daily Practice – the rest of Opus – days 16 to 28

This post is “the rest of Opus Daily Practice”. A bit of traveling managed to happen at the end of this project which meant I was able to post to Instagram, but my cell phone data plan was unhappy with the usage needed for blogging. Below are the rest of the pieces created for the 28 days of Opus Daily Practice.

Day 16

photography - red deer, alberta

Urban photography in Red Deer, Alberta

 

Day 17

sketching ideas

sketching ideas

 

Day 18

watercolor of the Salish Sea painted from a BC Ferry

watercolor of the Salish Sea painted from a BC Ferry

 

watercolors painted from the ferry

watercolors painted from the ferry

 

hand knit west coast inspired hat

hand knit west coast inspired hat

 

Day 19

ink drawing

ink drawing

 

Day 20

en plein air watercolor of Peter Cove South on Pender Island, BC

en plein air watercolor of Peter Cove South on Pender Island, BC

 

Day 21

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en plein air watercolor of Peter Cove South on Pender Island, BC

 

knitting an earflap toque with naturally dyed wool

knitting an earflap toque with naturally dyed wool

 

Day 22

acrylic on panel (photographed in very poor lighting conditions)

acrylic on panel (photographed in very poor lighting conditions)

 

Day 23

en plein air drawing at Craddock Drive on Pender Island, BC, Canada

en plein air drawing at Craddock Drive on Pender Island, BC, Canada

 

Day 24

en plein air drawing at Roesland, Pender Island, BC, Canada

en plein air drawing at Roesland, Pender Island, BC, Canada

west coast inspired fingerless mitts

west coast inspired fingerless mitts

 

Day 25

en plein air sketch at the ferry terminal on Pender Island

en plein air sketch at the ferry terminal on Pender Island

 

Day 26

knit mini bag in progress at the top of the Rogers Pass

knit mini bag in progress at the top of the Rogers Pass

an ink drawing of Mount Rundle in progress

an ink drawing of Mount Rundle in progress

 

Day 27

a painting of Kootenay National Park (acrylic on panel)

a painting of Kootenay National Park (acrylic on panel)

 

Day 28

a painting depicting kayaking on the Salish Sea (acrylic on canvas)

a painting depicting kayaking on the Salish Sea (acrylic on canvas)

 

The daily practice challenge was just that, a challenge. It made you create even when life was busy. It is a good way to build skills and work through creative block.

art, photography and handmade by Debra Hunter

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http://www.handmade-canada.com

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