Currie Barracks

I went out again today, even though it’s freezing.  I’m becoming interested in doing some thing to remember the Currie Barracks area before it’s all redeveloped.  This is the entrance to the building that faces the parade square.  It was a snowy overcast day so there weren’t strong contrasts.  My goal was to capture that pale light.  Unfortunately, for the second day in a row I forgot to take white with me so I had to sketch it and then rush home to try to paint it while the image was fresh in my mind.

Totally aside from the quality of the painting I’m enjoying this small format 6″ X 8″ and doing these very quick plein air studies.  It’s teaching me lots about the acrylic medium.

In fact, I’m thinking of celebrating the launch of my completely updated web site “”, in a few weeks,  by doing a regular series of these small daily paintings.  Some people I know have done 100 paintings in 100 days.  I don’t know that I can be that consistent but I like the idea of doing perhaps 30 in 30.  I’ll announce it in this blog when it’s going to happen.

Currie Barracks
6″ X 8″

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