Dreaming of Lake Side Painting Days

I'm dreaming of the peaceful contentment that filled my heart while painting on the shore at Charlton Lake.


The light bouncing, rippling on the water created delicate colour shifts that fascinate the eye and mesmerize the mind.


Capturing those ripples and craggy rocks is a meditative process. Looking at the paintings afterward transports me back to those warm memories, fills me once again with contentment and yes, a longing to go back and do it again.

“I Hear You Calling Me” (SOLD)  30”×40”, Acrylic on Canvas, crop closeup, Copyright Renee

“I Hear You Calling Me” (SOLD)

30”×40”, Acrylic on Canvas, crop closeup, Copyright Renee

Painting Local, Painting Abroad

One of my dreams as an artist is to go on painting safaris. Oh, we manage a vacation or two every year thankfully. I finally became braver about pulling out my art supplies as I stand on a little spit of safety on a mountain trail or on the public overlook to a grand and gorgeous vista. Now that I've begun to paint en plein air, both abroad and nearer to home, I find myself quite addicted. Thus, the goal to go on trips that are focused on painting, designed to draw me into various environments so that I can, in turn, draw my collectors and patrons into those locations.

Somehow, this is all much more satisfying than merely taking photos.

Meanwhile, when time and energy have not allowed me the pleasure of setting up my kit on location, I resort to photos as record and jumping off points to interpret what inspires me.

The town I in which I live is surrounded by lovely farm land and since my dream would be to live in a country home, I’m drawn to paint my dream.

Autumn Skies, Halton Hills, 30”×40”, oil on canvas, Copyright Renee Forth-Fukumoto.  This painting celebrates a favourite scene I enjoy every time I travel up or down 8th Line near my hometown of Georgetown, Ontario.

Autumn Skies, Halton Hills, 30”×40”, oil on canvas, Copyright Renee Forth-Fukumoto.

This painting celebrates a favourite scene I enjoy every time I travel up or down 8th Line near my hometown of Georgetown, Ontario.

SOLD is Always a Thrill!

I just had word that this piece SOLD last week, through the cooperative shop/gallery that hosts a few of my pieces.

How delightful! I am always honoured and thrilled to learn that a wonderful person out there has been so touched by a painting I've created that they willingly exchange their hard earned money to own it.

Welcome to my new Collector!

Created as a plein air study, this painting attempts to capture the colours and shades of vibrant moss and light splashed across a tiny island hillside in Charlton Lake, Ontario.

Cool Mossy Hillside, Charlton Lake, Ontario

11”×14”

Acrylic on canvas panel

Copyright Renee Forth-Fukumoto

Original: SOLD

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Horses, My Love

Yesterday i spent the day visiting my own horse and recuperating from a busy Wednesday that included an afternoon and evening at the Royal Winter Fair. ❤🐎. Are you familiar with it? It's amazing to get to watch top tier competitors in so many different horse sport disciplines all under one roof.

Here's a TBT to an acrylic painting I did of my own horse and his buddy a couple of years ago. Where did the time go?! I think this was my last acrylic painting in this style before switching to oils, which lead me to rediscovering acrylics in a new style! But that's a story for another day.

It's funny how small the original looks (16"×20", so not particularly small really) now that I've been painting several 30"×40" and larger. Yet it took me what seemd like forever to finish it!

Well, I need to get some dogs walked and dishes done before heading back into the studio for a while then dashing up to see my horse who is sadly and mysteriously lame on and off this Autumn. 🐎😍😣

What are you up to this fine Friday?! I hope you have a good one!

Getting Reacquainted, acrylic on canvas, 16x20. Copyright Renee Forth-Fukumoto.  Two horses greeting after a separation period, painted in a realistic style.

Getting Reacquainted, acrylic on canvas, 16x20. Copyright Renee Forth-Fukumoto.

Two horses greeting after a separation period, painted in a realistic style.

Returning to Black and White

It's been quite a long time (dare I say years?) since I expressed my passions in charcoal. In fact, I'd say I ave it up because I thought it was too much fun, too easy. I should suffer for my art, right? Oh how very wrong, according to my artist friend.

Therefore an elephant is born, emerging form the dusting of charcoal on my canvas to express its power and elegance. Its a little like coming home or maybe like going on holiday to get to push the charcoal around again. Such an earthy substance for a very earthy being.

This Ellie will be going into the studio tour along with several of my horses and landscapes.

Time to get back to the … 😉

“Ponderous Grace”, charcoal on canvas, 30”×40”×1.5”, (c) Renée Forth-Fukumoto 2018

“Ponderous Grace”, charcoal on canvas, 30”×40”×1.5”, (c) Renée Forth-Fukumoto 2018