Sharon Bamber Fine Art

Painting the Living Landscape

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The Big Bend Paint-Out

Big Bend National Park is big. Really, really BIG! We covered over 200km in one day, just scoping out the painting sites. And we didn’t even go to the state park next door. There’s so much fabulous stuff to paint that you could stay there for years and not paint the same thing twice (unless you wanted to of course).

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A Focus on Colour

My painting was really about the colours – the reds of the rocky outcrops against the flush of green from recent rains and the rich blue skies. Stunning. I’ve shown my painting and the photo of the same thing. I think it’s interesting to see what the eye sees but the camera doesn’t. For all you studio artists out there, I hope it shows why you shouldn’t just slavishly copy photographs!

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Waiting to head off

Off on our adventure: Me, Simon and Lucky

Time to escape the snow and the cold. Everything is so beautiful in the West Kootenays in winter, Christmassy I call it, even in early February. It just screams at me to go outside and paint. I really tried, but I guess I’m just not hardy enough

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