Work in Progress – Miniature Art

Currently in progress are several pieces of miniature art. The pieces are acrylic ink on paper and reflect themes of the west coast of Canada.

The above artwork, which is shown much enlarged compared to the size of the art in real life,  measures 7 cm in diameter. Artwork that can literally fit into the palm of your hand.

Miniature art is interesting. It is artwork that must be viewed up close. Art than can fit into any home. And due to it’s size, art that is affordable to own (and collect!).

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Canadian inspired art by Debra Hunter.

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Beach Art – En Plein Air Painting on Pender Island


En plein art painting is always an interesting experience. You are dealing with shifting light, unpredictable conditions plus distractions. The great thing about working en plein air is how it teaches you to see and break down a scene so that it can be rendered on paper or canvas.

It has been quite a while since I have painted en plein air landscapes, but the last few days provided great opportunities. The beaches of Pender Island have been beautiful places to sit and paint.


Being a minimalist at heart, I have made a few changes to the art equipment used for outdoor painting. The art kit has now been stripped down to a watercolour pad, a waterbrush, a small travel watercolour paint kit, and a fountain pen. So streamlined. Less is definitely proving to be best, allowing me to focus on the painting rather than on an overwhelming array of art materials.

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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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Black and White – A Portrait of Togetherness

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Sometimes the strength of an image is in the details.

Yesterday I was editing this photography shoot and came across this image. I noticed what a strong image of togetherness this image was when cropped tightly. Timeless coupledom captured.

Photography by Debra Hunter

Hunter Photographics
Photography in Red Deer, Alberta, Canada
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“Reaching For The Sun” – a new painting of Canada’s west coast – plus a quick update

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“Reaching For The Sun”
2016
17.75″ x 25.75″
acrylic on paper
painting by Debra Hunter

It seems like it has been ages since I have put up a blog post on this site. 2016 to this point has been busy and productive. Multiple paintings have already been completed this year, for some reason it has been just a very good year to this point for creating work. In addition to the painting, I have been prototyping new naturally dyed hand knits (for http://www.handmade-canada.com ), had some lovely portrait shoots, and spent quite a lot of time working with wood and carving. It seems I am spending more time working with my hands than on the computer, which explains the very sparse blog posts.

This year I have been painting on panel, canvas and paper. The work above was finished late last night and is acrylic on paper. I am still working with the Roe Islet subject matter, it seems the more I paint the more I find to paint and explore. This is turning into a beautiful project with so many possibilities.

Hopefully the blog posts will become more frequent in the coming weeks. It’s funny that when you are really busy and have lots to share that it is also when you have the least amount of time to blog. Hopefully I’ll be back with another blog post soon, however if you follow Instagram, I often put “in progress” images up under @debramhunter if you want to take a look.

Art by Debra Hunter
http://www.debra-hunter.com
Red Deer, Alberta and Pender Island, BC, Canada

 

On Facebook at Debra Hunter – Art and at Hunter Photographics  and at Handmade in Canada

On Instagram at @debramhunter and @hunterphotographics and @handmadeincanada .

 

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A Frozen Gaetz Lake in Black & White – Red Deer, Alberta, Canada

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gaetz lake, red deer, alberta, canada

gaetz lake, red deer, alberta, canada

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gaetz lake, red deer, alberta, canada

gaetz lake, red deer, alberta, canada

Covered with tracks, land shadows and a beaver lodge in the distance, the Gaetz Lakes show their beauty in the winter months.

For more images of Heritage Square please visit our Images of Red Deer page.

Photography by Debra Hunter
Hunter Photographics

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www.hunterphotographics.wordpress.com

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Historic Schoolhouse – Heritage Square, Red Deer, Alberta, Canada

Heritage Square, Red Deer, AB, Canada

Historic Schoolhouse, Heritage Square, Red Deer, Alberta, Canada

The historic park area of Heritage Square always has an added sense of nostalgia once the snow arrives. Black and white enhances the historic feel and also helps to define the architectural qualities of the buildings housed in the square.

For more images of Heritage Square please visit our Images of Red Deer page.

 

Photography by Debra Hunter
Hunter Photographics

www.debra-hunter.com
www.hunterphotographics.wordpress.com

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