Small Paintings, Long Titles

Standing in the shadows gazing through the trees silhouetted against the sky and sun-touched hill top thinking how wonderful the earth smells, how soft the breeze and what a blessing the birdsong is to my ears.

Is that too long a title for this little painting?

Paintings encapsulate memories and emotions in a visceral way. The more I paint, the more I want to paint.

And you? How do you revisit the wonder and delight of your journey?

In the course of painting these Ontario landscapes I discovered both a way to enjoy using acrylics (my preferences are oils and watercolour) and a way to express perception and emotion through colour. I've always felt like the Weird One, because I seè colours that most of the other people In my life simply didn't see. It made me afraid to use colour in my artwork. Using acrylics with bold, simple brush work or palette knife, lends itself particularly well to expressing and expanding the colours I see and the feelings a scene creates.

Sunlit Hillside, Charleton Lake, Ontario.  Acrylic on canvas, 11”x14”. Copyright Renee Forth-Fukumoto. 2017

Sunlit Hillside, Charleton Lake, Ontario.

Acrylic on canvas, 11”x14”. Copyright Renee Forth-Fukumoto. 2017

The United Way Holiday Home and Studio Tour

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The United Way Holiday Home Tour event in which I was so delighted to be able to participate, was a grand success! Many tickets were sold, all of the proceeds going to the efforts of the United Way in Halton Hills.

I was so blessed to be hosted by fellow artist, sculptor Susan Pippy and her husband Bill, in their gorgeous home. I must say their home made my art look fabulous! 😘❤ Thank you guys!

To the many volunteers and organizers who made this event not only successful but fun, thank you!

I was delighted to take part.

To the lovely, lovely people who toured the homes, it was wonderful to chat with you, to get to know you a little. ❤ Thank you for supporting the United Way!

Much to my surprise and further delight, this new painting found a new home in someone's heart. Thank you to my new collector!

SOLD

I Hear You Calling Me

Acrylic on canvas

30"×40"×1.5"

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This lake and landscape impressionist style palette knife painting was created in studio using photos I'd taken while staying at Charlton Lake, Ontario. I love using photos as a jumping off point for my imagination and feelings rather than merely recording what the camera caught in a moment of time.

This lake and landscape impressionist style palette knife painting was created in studio using photos I'd taken while staying at Charlton Lake, Ontario. I love using photos as a jumping off point for my imagination and feelings rather than merely recording what the camera caught in a moment of time.