Hermitage Update – Sept 11, 2014

Chris Erskine

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Hamilton Artist Update 33 – Burlington Heights

This week:

1. Challenges

2. Finger Painting

3. Hermitage Film-Work

4. Hamilton Cholera Doc

Hamilton Artist Update is a weekly review of art and art related activities of Chris Erskine. The Update is posted every Wednesday morning between 8-9 am.

Chris Erskine

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Hamilton Artist Update 32 – Finger Painting

This week:

1. On Painting – getting caught up in details (1.55 minutes)

2.  On New Technique -trying out finger painting (2.15 minutes)

3. On New Projects -doing finger painting (0.40 minutes)

4. On the Hermitage – joining forces with Rob Patry (0.40 minutes)

5. On the Hermitage – latest developments (2.35 minutes)

 

 

Painting outdoors is about speed and editing; capturing only the most important elements.  This summer, however, I been loaded down with details and time.  So, I decided to mix things up with a change in technique: finger painting.  Using my fingers to sketch and paint buildings and landscapes.  Traditionally, you only show your most successful pieces, but I feel the journey is just as important and as the distination.

Warm-up charcoal sketch and chinese ink sketch of the 1853 Central Public School, located in Hamilton, Ontario.

Warm-up charcoal sketch and chinese ink sketch of the 1853 Central Public School, located in Hamilton, Ontario.

 

 

 

For my first attempt at a finger painting, I decided to use a large 40 by 48 inch canvas.  It was surprisingly hard to spread the paint around and the amount of paint required was quite alot.

 

the beginning of an acrylic finger painting of the 1853 Central Public School, located in Hamiton (Ont).

the beginning of an acrylic finger painting of the 1853 Central Public School, located in Hamiton (Ont).

 

Chris Erskine

chriserskineartist@gmail.com

@erskinec


Hamilton Artist Update 31 – Hermitage Painting Sketch Project

This week, Artist Chris Erskine continues his painting sketch of the Hermitage Ruins in Ancaster.  He also provides a quick update on the recent decision by Hamilton City Council to resolve the fate of the designated heritage buildings to the new year.  He also provides a brief update on the formation of a Facebook group entitled Save the Hermitage.

Chris Erskine

chriserskineartist@gmail.com

@erskinec


Meaning of Hermitage

What does the Hermitage mean to you?  This is the question posed by Leanne Pluthero and Marla Loretta (on Aug 22nd), organizers behind the Save the Hermitage Facebook page.  Artist Chris Erskine tries to answer this question as an individual and as an artist.

Chris Erskine

chriserskineartist@gmail.com

@erskinec


Hermitage Ruins Painting Sketch – August 24, 2014

Today’s painting session at the Hermitage Ruins, located in Ancaster, Ontario. Please help save this historic landmark by joining the Save the Hermitage Facebook page.

 

Chris Erskine

chriserskineartist@gmail.com

@erskinec


Hermitage Update – August 18, 2014

 

Update on the fate of the Hermitage Ruins, located in Ancaster, Ontario.

Chris Erskine

chriserskineartist@gmail.com

@erskinec

 


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