“Lupin by Canal Bridge” – new painting of the Canadian landscape

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“Lupin by Canal Bridge” (2014)

“Lupin by Canal Bridge”
8 inches by 10 inches
acrylic on panel

“Lupin by Canal Bridge” is one of my recently completed Pender Islands paintings. It is a colorful yet intimate piece as it only measures 8 inches by 10 inches. This painting revisits the wild lupin we encountered near the canal bridge, the single lane bridge that connects North Pender Island to South Pender Island . Coming across this lupin in the height of summer was such a pleasant surprise as at that time the islands are tones of yellow and brown with the drought like conditions. Pender Islands are part of the Gulf Islands of British Columbia, Canada. They provide endless inspiration for painting our Canadian landscape.

Painting by Debra Hunter.
Studio H / Hunter Photographics
Red Deer, Alberta & Pender Island, BC, Canada



“Growing Wild (Medicine Beach, Pender Island)” – Pender Island Art

"Growing Wild (Medicine Beach, Pender Island)" 2014 6 inches by 6 inches acrylic on panel

“Growing Wild (Medicine Beach, Pender Island)”
6 inches by 6 inches
acrylic on panel

In “Growing Wild (Medicine Beach, Pender Island)” I decided to try something new, I chose to paint a black and white painting. This is another small scale painting at 6 inches by 6 inches, however I feel the scale and subject matter really work. I love the simplicity of black and white, and the quickness of the paint going down resulting in a very unfussy painting that isn’t over done. This is definitely my most favorite of the paintings I have completed recently. Chances are there will be more black and white paintings in the future.

Artwork by Debra Hunter

Heavy Ceiling at Hope Bay, November 2013 – Pender Island Art

 Heavy Ceiling at Hope Bay, November 2013

“Heavy Ceiling at Hope Bay, November 2013”
acrylic on canvas

This is a painting I completed a couple of weeks ago. We were out on the coast and had our share of days with stormy skies. While we were down at Hope Bay it was particularly dark and dreary; a real wet west coast day. I actually quite like days like this, there is a nice atmosphere about them. Days like this are quiet and you generally have beaches to yourself while everyone else huddles inside, and I really like empty beaches.

I approached this painting differently from my usual ways of working. Painting on location wasn’t an option with the rain coming down so I took a few pictures on my husband’s iPad. From there I was able to take the image back to our house and work on it over the course of a few evenings. Working from an iPad is interesting as you can’t dissect every little detail like you can with a photograph; I found I was working more with the impression of the scene rather than getting caught up in little details.

I quite love this painting. It is one of those paintings that just has the “right vibe”.

If you wish to view images taken on the same day, pop by my other blog, www.islandhomeblog.wordpress.com and check out the post called “Heavy Ceiling at Hope Bay – Pender Island, BC, Canada”.

Artwork by Debra Hunter
paintings, fibre art, photography, eco dyed bracelets & coffee sweaters
Red Deer, Alberta, Canada