Up the Iron Range, New Landscape Painting

This painting was inspired by a little trip my family and I took up into the mountains. It’s a place in these here parts called the Iron Range. It was fall and we were collecting dead fallen trees for firewood to keep us warm this winter. Sounds so rustic – eh? 😉 It was stunning up there and I feel like neither my photos nor my painting can quite do it justice.

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‘Up the Iron Range’ – 18″ x 24″ – acrylic on canvas


This was my preliminary study sketch drawn from the photograph I took below. IronRangeSketch_SmallIMG_6481The completed painting looks a lot different from the original photo – obviously I took artistic license and embellished a little. 😉IMG_1918_Small IMG_1922_Small This was fun process – I think I’m finally reaching a place where I can start to meld my desire to be more painterly with my natural instinct to paint flowing smooth lines.IMG_1928_Small IMG_1937_Small

I guess this is likely my last painting of 2015 (unless I can squeak something in before New Year Day 😉 ). Wishing you all a very HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

 

Rachel & Joel

My hubby and I don’t do photography as a job anymore but occasionally we do it as a gift for family and close friends. Our cousin Rachel and her now husband Joel actually got married on our farm this July 11th. The wedding turned out lovely (despite the rain) and I couldn’t resist sharing some of my favourites with you all. Hope you enjoy! Blog_0008Blog_0005Blog_0003Blog_0002Blog_0001Blog_0013Blog_0004Blog_0010Blog_0009Blog_0006Blog_0011Blog_0012Blog_0023Blog_0018Blog_0019Blog_0031Blog_0020Blog_0021Blog_0022Blog_0016Blog_0032Blog_0030Blog_0017Blog_0026Blog_0025Blog_0029Blog_0024Blog_0028Blog_0015Blog_0014

Joel and Rachel, it was an honour to be a part of your day – Shane & I pray for an abundance of joy, life, goodness and little bit of whimsy into your life together. You are loved.

Pssst… this is only just a little preview of your photos – there are SO many more to come! (As soon as I’m finished editing that is… 😉 ) xo