Sunny Morning Kensington Accepted Into Autumn Salon Show (Vancouver)

Rex Beanland, Sunny Morning, Kensington Market, watercolour, 12 x 16

Sunny Morning, Kensington Market
watercolour, 10 ” x 15″

I was very pleased to hear just today that my painting, Sunny Morning, Kensington Market was accepted into the Federation Of Canadian Artists Autumn Salon Show at the Federation Gallery in Vancouver.

Don’t tell anyone but this painting was actually intended as a study for a larger version that I had planned and have actually painted.  Once again when I’m just playing and experimenting with a study the painting often has more spirit and excitement than the full studio version.  That is definitely true with this painting.  There is something powerful about painting when you’re not caught up with the finished product but just enjoying the process.  There’s a lesson there.  I hope to learn it some day.

Just for those of you interested in the technical aspects of painting this is the first painting where I used a new colour Cobalt Turquoise.  I used it straight from the tube for the awning on the left.

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