1833-35 MacNab pays Irish workers with cash and land

Dundurn Castle, Hamilton (Ont). Photo by @erskinec
Dundurn Castle, Hamilton (Ont). Photo by @erskinec

Odds and Ends – Free Art

Chris Erskine, Urban Landscape Artist
Chris Erskine, Urban Landscape Artist

Odds and Ends – Aug 24th
First and foremost, art is my passion. Like any passion, one wants to share what you find interesting and rewarding. So, here is my offer of free art. Dundurn Castle is one of the great treasures of Hamilton and I would like to share one of my sketches of this 1835 heritage site. On Wednesday, I will show how you can get an email copy of my sketch and create a print copy that can be framed for your office or home. It is my way of giving back to the community.

Dundurn Castle Sketch by @erskinec
Dundurn Castle Sketch by @erskinec

 

Studio Cam 3 – Re-working unfinished paintings

Studio Cam 3 for Aug 2015

Studio Cam is a look into my studio as I work on current projects. Studio Cam 3 covers the period from the end of July and the first week of Aug 2015.

Thanks for dropping by.

Chris Erskine

urban landscape artist

chriserskineartist@gmail.com

@erskinec

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