Painting in Charlevoix the home of Clarence Gagnon and one of the favorite painting locations of A Y Jackson. Painting scenes abound with colour and life and with the special light of Quebec it makes for an inspirational painting location. Taking my students there every year and returning in different seasons allows me to appreciate it each time I visit. This painting was done after Skylar our dog sat in one of my students palette's and was wearing ultramarine blue like a black streak on a skunk. So much for really getting into your painting!
This painting was done in Charlevoix Quebec on the north shore in the Laurentide mountains. While whales breached and cormorants dove and the sound of water from the waterfall gurgled in the background ... this painting was created.
I have always been fascinated with these monolithic wonders. From Bergy bits to Ice Domes they come in endless shapes and sizes not to mention that they are our barometers for global warming. A new study suggests that Large Icebergs that are now calving are moderating global warming.
This painting was done after passing the intersection on the journey to paint another subject and catching the view out of the corner of my eye. I had to backtrack to find the right angle and also had to wait until the old Streetcars came into view. On the journey somewhere else is the destination you were seeking.This is a slightly older painting but has not been shown before.
Andrew Hamilton is a Canadian Drawing Master, a Professor of Fine Arts and is an accomplished, award winning painter in acrylic, oil and watercolor mediums. Using a highly imaginative palette of the three primaries plus white he has learned that all the colors of the universe are at hand. Combining this with a loose, inventive colorful style and with great freshness and immediacy he paints the landscape.