Sight & Sounds – Reeds blowing in the wind at Cootes Paradise, Hamilton (Ont).

1835 construction on Dundurn is completed

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

1831 MacNab re-marries, Mary Stuart from Brockville

Dundurn Castle, Hamilton (Ont). Photo by Chris Erskine, urban landscape artist
Dundurn Castle, Hamilton (Ont). Photo by Chris Erskine, urban landscape artist

1830 MacNab elected to Legislative Assembly of Upper Canada

Dundurn Castle, Hamilton (Ont). Photo by Chris Erskine, urban landscape artist
Dundurn Castle, Hamilton (Ont). Photo by Chris Erskine, urban landscape artist

Odds and Ends – 4 art projects

odds and ends – artist’s notebook

Artist's Notebook for Aug 10th 2015
Artist’s Notebook for Aug 10th 2015

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 Elgin Street House

The McClure and Central School projects were started as on location, sketch-paintings. The Bold and Eglin Street projects are based on photo references.

With all four projects, I will be using reference photos to complete the works. The challenge at the moment is to determine how to use these photographic references. How I resolve this challenge will shape my approach to the larger project of creating 24 works focusing on the theme of my “My Home is My Castle.”

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

Studio Cam 1 – Chris Erskine Urban Landscape Artist

Studio Cam 1 – 10 July 2015

A 60 second time-lapse look into my studio while I work on my latest urban landscape painting. Posted here and on my art blog, fat cats – starving dogs.

Chris Erskine
Urban Landscape Artist
chriserskineartist@gmail.com
@erskinec

Odds and Ends: 29 June 2015

Odds & Ends: 29 June 2015
Odds & Ends: 29 June 2015

Odds and Ends – 29 June 2015

With the success of my recent school painting project, I am re-focusing my efforts on single buildings within an empty void. Exploring how the world may not be to our liking, and how we try and block out those unpleasant realities.

At the moment, my principle source of inspiration is artist, Tony Scherman. The campus art gallery has a very nice study, about 3 feet by 3 feet. I find the square shape particularly appealing.

Over the past week, I been searching for small houses in West Hamilton that are very similar to each other, but still maintain their uniqueness.

I envision a series of house paintings, likely between 12-20 pieces.

In addition to houses, I started a painting that deals with a car. Again, I hope to create a series that contains 12-20 pieces.

Cheers

Odds and Ends – a weekly review of bits and pieces of activity and information that sums up an artist life.

Chris Erskine
Urban Landscape Artist
chriserskineartist@gmail.com
@erskinec

Art Post No.26 – School Painting Project

Art Post uploaded every Wed morning; providing an update on my art projects.

Chris Erskine

Urban Landscape Artist

chrierskineartist@gmail.com

@erskinec