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Sunday, October 1, 2017

Afternoon by the Lake (27 of 30) & Up Close and Personal (28 of 30)

Afternoon by the Lake - 11x14 - Oil on Birch Panel
Tarde al Lado del Lago - 28x36cm - Oleo
Marcela Strasdas

Up Close and Personal - 6x6 - Oil on Canvas
De Cerca - 15x15cm - Oleo
Marcela Strasdas

Once back in Yellowknife, Deborah and I had 2 full days of painting left so we made good use of them and set out to find a good spot. We ended up by the airport  and found Fred Henne Park with beautiful yellow trees sitting on pink/orangey rocks which are part of the Canadian Shield.
It was so interesting to see how the colours on the trees had changed in just 6 days we had been gone from there! Fall had certainly arrived in the NWT!  I  still have to play with this set of paintings but I am very pleased with what I did as I learnt a lot about editing. Originally I had a whole bunch more trees on the left side I had included in the larger piece, then at the last minute I decided to take them out and it made the whole painting so much stronger! So many times less is more.... have to remember that!


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Una vez de vuelta en Yellowknife, Deborah  y yo tuvimos 2 mas días completos de pintura y los aprovechamos bien! Terminamos encontrando un lugar que nos gustó cerca del aeropueto en el Parque Fred Henne con muchos árboles muy amarillos sobre piedras naranjas y rosadas que forman parte de la Plataforma Canadiense. Fue tan interesante ver el cambio de color de los árboles en sólo  6 días, el otoño si que había llegado a los Territorios del NorOeste!! Todavía tengo que jugar con estos dos cuadros pero estoy muy contenta con ellos ya que aprendí mucho sobre "editar" lo que tengo adelante. Originalmente había incluído mas árboles en la parte izquierda del cuadro mas grande. A último momento decidí sacarlos y cambió completamente! Mucho mejor, a veces menos es más!






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