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 groupContinue reading “Hamilton Artist Update 31 – Hermitage Painting Sketch Project”

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  

Hamilton Artist Update 30 – progress report

Artist Chris Erskine provides an update on his efforts to use social media to promote his art. Chris Erskine chriserskineartist@gmail.com @erskinec

The 1875 McClure House Painting Sketch Project – Part 2

Sorry for the rough quality of the video, but ran out of memory on my SDRC card. Artist Chris Erskine continues with his painting sketch of the 1875 McClure House located west of Toronto. Mr. McClure was a stage coach-hotel business person. The location is half-way between Hamilton and Toronto. People would travel by stageContinue reading “The 1875 McClure House Painting Sketch Project – Part 2”

Canvas Mural – Part 2

This is a first attempt at creating a canvas mural that can be used in film and event productions.  The canvas is untreated cotton and is left over material from other projects.  Based on the results of this project, I will plan something more complex for a future work. The canvas mural is just oneContinue reading “Canvas Mural – Part 2”

Hamilton Artist update 29 – 1875 McClure House

On the Road and painting McClure House located half-way between Hamilton and Toronto.  The owner of this estate had a very rewarding stagecoach-hotel operation throughout the 19th century.  People travelling between Hamilton and Toronto would stop at a location near to his estate for a overnight stay at his hotel. Chris Erskine chriserskineartist@gmail.com @erskinec

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