Sparks Street - View of Parliament
En Plein Air Painting - Patrick John Mills - Winter Painting.
I worked on this painting for over a month. I painted 8 days... The weather was very different each day. There were two snow storms. It was very damn cold two of the 8 days... -33 degree Celsius.
There was so much detail and so much information to consider while working on this painting. This painting was certainly one of my most difficult subjects to render.
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Sparks Street (view of Parliament).
oil on canvas. 36 x 48 inches. Dec 2014 - Jan 2015. Price: $1800
working on location - photo taken by Robert Faubert
painting / working on location - photo taken by Robert Faubert
starting the painting
mapping out the painting... putting in measurements and basic form
very early stage in the painting - Day One
working on this painting ... I worked on this painting for a month. I kept building up the painting and developing the layers and subject matter.
a special thank you to Robert Faubert for taking these photographs
detail of finished painting
I wanted the sky, the snow to break into the walls of the building.
To integrate the elements of nature. For the snow to be free
it was -33 degree Celsius two days while working on this painting.
The paint behaves differently. The textures are very unique.
close up of the finished painting... the Snow Storm.
I really had fun painting these elements of the painting
a good great friend Annie came out to say hello and be supportive