A few weeks ago, my good friends Kevin and Paul came down to Kitchener to check out the Edward Burtinski exhibit at the KW Art Gallery. The exhibit was (of course) incredible and while we were there we also got to see Kent Monkman‘s breathtaking series “The Four Continents”. It was pretty mind boggling and I am thrilled that we’re able to have such world-class art here in KW.
Inspired, we headed out into the utterly frigid streets of KW to take a few photos of our own! Here were a few of my favourites from the day.
As I work to improve my sketching, particularly around things like scale and perspective, I often find it easier to start to with a photo. I don’t always do this, but I find it effective to learn the more technical side of the art – and I also just find it really enjoyable.
A little while ago we paid a visit to Grey Roots Museum near Owen Sound. It’s an awesome little place and has a really cool heritage village. I’m particularly fond of the old auto garage, which has a few restored vehicles and loads of cool old tools.
A few weekends ago we were visiting my wife’s family for Thanksgiving. It was a beautiful day and we were all hanging around outside, playing football with the kids and chatting.
I noticed that Connie and Harv (Kim’s aunt and uncle) had this beautiful looking classic Dodge pick-up truck out front of the house. I loved the colour and the way the fall colours in the trees and the fallen leaves were providing a warm colour contrast to the cool blue truck.
After taking a few shots I immediately thought of creating this triptych:
Here are a few others I took that I really liked – I particularly like the last one as it has a sense of motion to it despite everything being perfectly still.