Early in June, I participated in a four day en plein air oil painting workshop, in Kamouraska, organized by Susan S. Scott.
Under the direction of Susan, my paintings progressed from working my oils in a watercolour manner to a bolder oil knife painting technique. On all painting surfaces I had applied a coloured warm or cool imprimatura.
I found a secluded spot near the shore to do this first painting on a 8×10 inches/20×25 cm canvas, using brushes, using my oils almost as a watercolour sketch.
This painting on 7.5×8 inches/19×20 cm gessoed hot pressed paper was painted from the gallery of the house, looking down on the shore when the tide was down.
Still using brushes, I did this painting on a 8×12 inches/20×30 cm masonite board in the morning on the shore, looking towards the warf.
At this point I started using painting knifes and applying more paint to the surface. For this painting on a 8×12 inches/20×30 cm masonite board, I chose a spot directly on the warf, looking east.
In the morning I painted on the other side of the warf, looking west. Pursuing with painting knives, on a 8×10 inches/20×25 cm wood panel .
In the afternoon, I went down the little road near the shore and painted directly on the sand when the tide was down, looking west, This was painted on a 8×10 inches/20×25 cm wood panel, using painting knives.
In the early afternoon, I went down a secluded little road, and painted facing a seaside meadow. I have now adopted the painting knives, again on a 8×10 inches/20×25 cm wood panel.
The last evening before departure from Kamouraska. From the gallery of the house looking down on the shore, painted on a 8×10 inches/20×25 cm canvas, using painting knives.
My last painting in Kamouraska, the sun is going down and night is falling. From the gallery of the house looking down at the shore with the tide out. Painted on a 8×10 inches/20×25 cm canvas, using painting knives.
The little village of Kamouraska in the Bas-du-Fleuve is ravishing, the scenery is spendid, with sun going down skies you just cannot believe.