Odds and Ends – under paintings and oils

Artist Notebook @erskinec

Artist Notebook @erskinec

Aug 3, 2015 – This week I decided to devote part of my time working on unfinished paintings.

Using these works to gain experience with acrylic under-paintings and then adding the colours with oils. I am quite bad with finishing projects.  So, in additional to building up my skills, I will also add to my work of completed architectural portraits.

The down side to this approach is that progress on my new residential series will be slowed. Not a perfect answer, but at least it keeps me moving forward.

Chris Erskine
chriserskineartist@gmail.com
@erskinec


My #HamOnt Dundurn Castle was home to Sir Allan MacNab

Dundurn Castle, Hamilton (Ont). Photo by Urban Landscape Artist, Chris Erskine

Dundurn Castle, Hamilton (Ont). Photo by Urban Landscape Artist, Chris Erskine


My #HamOnt – Dundurn Castle, built between 1833 and 1835

Dundurn Castle, Hamilton (Ont)

Dundurn Castle, Hamilton (Ont). Photo by Urban Landscape Artist, Chris Erskine

 


Studio Cam 2 – Chris Erskine urban landscape artist

Studio Cam 2 - a peak into artist chris erskine's studio

Studio Cam 2 – a peak into artist chris erskine’s studio

Studio Cam is a periodic peak into the studio of urban landscape artist, chris erskine.

Chris Erskine

urban landscape artist

chriserskineartist@gmail.com

@erskinec


Art Post No.31 – searching for a way forward

Chris Erskine, Urban Landscape Artist

Chris Erskine, Urban Landscape Artist

A weekly update on my work as an urban landscape artist. Posts are uploaded here and on my youtube channel every Wednesday morning.

 

Chris Erskine
urban landscape artist
chriserskineartist@gmail.com
@erskinec


Odds & Ends – #HamOnt Urban Houses

Odds and Ends – artist notebook

Chris Erskine's weekly artist notebook

Chris Erskine’s weekly artist notebook

The past week has been one of reflection. How to approach my subject: the single detach home within an urban landscape.

My working thesis is: our home is our castle. This is particularly true if you are an urban settler or someone who lives next to challenging neighbours.

So we try and shut out the world with our electronic gadgets and home furnishings. Nevertheless, many still feel the need to make some sort of statement with our home architecture and landscaping.

This is the space that I am trying to explore with my new series.

Hamilton Urban Homes

Hamilton Urban Homes

 

As part of my research, I been looking at several landscape artists for inspiration. I am particularly impressed by the following:

Peter Harris, Toronto
http://www.peterharris.ca

Hans Habeger, Chicago
http://Hanshabeger.com

Marc Trujillo, Los Angeles
http://www.marctrujillo

Each of these artists explore the overlooked spaces within our urban landscapes like parking lots of commercial properties, rear of strip malls, or the fronts of chain store operations. There is also a theme of night time landscapes and a feeling of isolation.

Peter Harris is part of a group show at the Mira Godard Gallery, 22 Hazelton Ave, until September 12th.

This week:

Monday – Odds and Ends

Wednesday – Art Post No.31

Friday – Studio Cam 2

Chris Erskine

Urban landscape artist
chriserskineartist@gmail.com
@erskinec


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Chris Erskine

Urban Landscape Artist

chriserskineartist@gmail.com

@erskinec


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