Odds and Ends – Happy Thanksgiving

Odds and Ends – an artist notebook for Oct 12, 2015 Oct 11th – Sorry for the delay in posting, but Thanksgiving related activities with family has kept me fairly busy. For my international followers, Monday is Canada’s day of Thanksgiving. I also had to set aside time for getting to the advance voting pollsContinue reading “Odds and Ends – Happy Thanksgiving”

Odds and Ends – 4 art projects

odds and ends – artist’s notebook Aug 10, 2015 – I continue to work on four unfinished painting to develop my skills at doing under paintings and using oils for colour. The four unfinished paintings are the following: 1. The Bold Street Project 2. The McClure House 3. The Central School Project 4. The ElginContinue reading “Odds and Ends – 4 art projects”

Odds and Ends – under paintings and oils

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 myContinue reading “Odds and Ends – under paintings and oils”

Odds & Ends – #HamOnt Urban Houses

Odds and Ends – 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. SoContinue reading “Odds & Ends – #HamOnt Urban Houses”

Odds & Ends – Adobe CC and GoPro

Odds and Ends – an artist notebook July 20th, learning how to use new software and equipment is taking up most of my time. I have upgraded from Adobe essentials to Adobe CC. I have also switched from the audacity to audition. On the surface the different pieces of software look similar, but in realityContinue reading “Odds & Ends – Adobe CC and GoPro”

The Ghost of Lover’s Lane – Hermitage Ruins in Ancaster, Ontario

Odds and Ends – Monday June 8, 2015 In the next week or so, the re-building of the Hermitage Ruins will begin.  My understanding is that the process will start with the numbering of all the stone in the main structure.  I have not heard yet whether they are going to save the remains of theContinue reading “The Ghost of Lover’s Lane – Hermitage Ruins in Ancaster, Ontario”

Odds and Ends – Hermitage – Part 4

Busy with family events, so I am unable to do my regular Odds and Ends postings.  Instead, I am quickly posting some raw clips from an unfinished film project on the saving of the Hermitage Ruins.  These clips were filmed last summer and were suppose to be short film on the efforts to save thisContinue reading “Odds and Ends – Hermitage – Part 4”

Odds & Ends – Google Sees All

Recently, I had to scout locations for my upcoming short documentary film on Hamilton’s Irish Cork-town of the 19th century.   With so much of the architecture and landscape lost to development, I wanted to capture want survived and what might be re-captured via my imagination.   What soon became apparent was how little ofContinue reading “Odds & Ends – Google Sees All”

Odds and Ends – Hamilton’s Cork-Town

This week, a few raw clips from my current project on Hamilton’s Cork-Town. Artist Chris Erskine chriserskineartist@gmail.com @erskinec

Odds and Ends – The Hermitage

    Working on a new film project and reflecting on different ways of using historical photographs and drawings in modern urban landscapes. Last summer, I tried a technique used in several recent documentaries.  I am not happy with the results.  As a result, I am still searching for a better way of accessing theContinue reading “Odds and Ends – The Hermitage”

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