Good morning everyone!  By now, if you’ve been reading my blog, you know a bit about Parker’s Cove in Nova Scotia and how it has inspired me.  To give you an idea of the true colours of the fishing shacks of Parker’s Cove check out the gallery below…

I usually start all my pieces with photographs…lots of photographs. Then narrow things down from there.  I try to get just the perfect angle in the photos, but in this case the wharf and the ocean were in the way, so in some cases I had to fudge things.

I spent some time sketching the architecture of the fishing shacks, only to realize it is really the colours and shapes I’m after, not so much the lines.  So I experimented this past weekend with semi-abstract colour blocking.  I say semi-abstract because they really look like my line drawings, if you were to strip away all the lines and add shapes and colour.

I’m having a lot of fun playing with this series so far.  I have no idea where it’s going to lead me and what the end product will be, but I’m enjoying the ride so far!

If you have been, thanks for reading.  Have a great week everyone!

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