2 New Works Gallery Bound

Winter Sun, Calgary watercolour 29 x 21

Winter Sun, Calgary
29 x 21

Winter Sun, Calgary  was accepted into XI International Watercolor Biennial in Mexico at the Alfredo Guati Rojo National Watercolor Museum.





Rex Beanland, Construction Season, Calgary, watercolour & white gouache, 18 x 24

Construction Season, Calgary
watercolour & white gouache
18 x 24


Construction Season, Calgary is based on a scene at the end of our street when city crews were installing a new water line.  The man leaning into it is cutting a huge concrete structure and the dust and smoke completely obliterated the trees and house.  I did a small plein air study then did this in the studio.  I used white gouache extensively for all the dust.  I wasn’t sure what to make of this painting for quite a while because of it’s unusual subject matter.  Over the year that it hung on my wall I came to like it more and more and finally submitted it to the Federation Gallery in Vancouver for the Scenes of Western Canada show.  I felt the subject matter particularly appropriate for that show.  It felt very satisfying to have them accept it.  I think there is a immediacy to it that I like and of course I love the heavy machinery.


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