I mentioned earlier in the year that I would 'post' some of my pastel work. Here you go. These, and others, have been done over the course of 20 years, give or take. What follows is fairly representative. Again, there is a 'sampling' of both OIL & SOFT pastel. If you're interested in purchasing the original, (or photo reproduction), let me know. Also, in advance, I apologize for the watermarks in the centre, but I've HAD to do this cuz of 'copiers'... Sorry.
'Hole in the Woods'
'Pine Tree' - SOLD
'Wind Swept Road'
'St.Johns, Newfoundland' - SOLD
'Haida Gwaii, West Coast' - SOLD
'Killarney' - SOLD
'Buffalo Bill', Mount Nemo, Ontario
'Turtle Doves on the Pond'
'Cave Drawing' - SOLD
'Barn Door Two'
'The Lake at Dawn'
So, what do you think? Do you like these?
Do you have a favourite?
(Sizes are varied, mostly 20x24, or 9x10, and a few are already framed. The items that have sold are available as 'photo repros' ONLY. Let me know, if interested. Thanks.)
'Amarylis Shadow' - pinhole by mlh The Homer Watson House & Gallery is homestead of Homer Watson, Canada's first noted landscape artist (1855-1936). The Gallery, constructed in 1906, is one of the oldest operating galleries in the Province of Ontario. Watson's early Victorian house was also the home of the renowned Doon School of Fine Arts during the 1950's and 60's and drew such artists as Fred Varley and Carl Schaefer.
@ The Homer Watson House & Gallery
1754 Old Mill Road
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
Opening: Sunday, June 7th, 2009, 2-4pm
Running thru til August 16th, 2009
More info & detailed directions, click HERE LAUNCH: Sunday, June 7th, 2009
Well-attended & graced by both a Federal MP AND local City Councilor, the 19th Annual Homer Watson Exhbition is now underway for the summer ... To see further examples of my pinhole works, please look at February & March 2008 posts on this blog ... and/or click on 'pinhole photography' in the sidebar ... There is a great review by Robert Reid of the entire exhibit featured in The Kitchener Record - click here.
Excerpt follows: "... 'Slooow Photography ... A Pinholer's Passion' consists of 22 photographs taken with various handmade pinhole cameras constructed from a small cardboard box and an assortment of product tins - pretzel, tea, coffee & shortbread. ... At a time when photography has been hijacked by computer and digital technology, Holton reminds us that, at its most basic, photography is a contemplative art form that relies on the source and sustainer of life -- the Sun."