Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Taking Off SOLD

Taking Off 30 x 24 acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas

This is another of my paintings now at Martins Gallery for the summer.  At 30 x 24, it's larger than average for me, but I wanted the impact those dimensions would bring.  I was especially delighted when the gallery owners placed it in the window. Here in the tourist region of Muskoka, this time of year means kids at camp and families at lakeside cottages. "Taking Off" is meant to evoke the joy of summer at the lake, whether cottage or camp.

Here are some progress photos:


  1. This is a beautiful piece Helen. The muscles on her back is amazing! It's always a pleasure visiting your blog.

  2. I am really enjoying your larger figurative work, Helene! Thank you for the progress shots.

  3. Thank you so much, Hilda and Mary. Your comments are so very appreciated. I'm enjoying keeping up with your blog posts, too.

  4. Pretty well knocked my socks off. I can see why the gallery placed it in the window. Clever doing her from behind - it makes it more universal. She is fabulous but the water is also quite wonderful. What a pleasure to visit!

  5. Thank you, Julie, for your kind words -- here as well as on your own blog. I admit to being eager for you to see it, especially since you'd been wondering what I had been up to. And, yes, it did take me a few days -- first because it was larger than I routinely tackle, and also because painting water was new territory for me.

    Can't wait to see what next emerges from your new studio. The pitcher was a deee-light!