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mustard electric

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More painting going on. Trying to capture some of our dramatic New Brunswick landscape.

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This summer we drove through the rural countryside near Millville and loved the brilliant yellow mustard fields.

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This painting is called ‘mustard electric’, 24″ by 20″, acrylic, gallery edges, painted with Hansa yellow, Ultramarine blue, Titanium white. When I had it in the living room, it was impossible to ignore, its blast of yellow lingering in the peripheral vision!

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September 10, 2016 ‘mustard electric’ near Millville, N.B. Jane Tims

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Copyright Jane Tims 2016

Written by jane tims

September 28, 2016 at 7:02 am

getting ready for fall – blueberries

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Another painting in my series! I could call the collection paintings to illustrate ‘within easy reach’ since each one was inspired by a poem in my book.

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Blueberries are probably my favorite berry to pick. This could be because every summer, when my family visited Nova Scotia, we spent a week at my Grandfather’s blueberry farm. I picked blueberries with cousins, siblings and parents. I was never very good at the task but my idea of picking is one for the bucket, two for the mouth, so I guess you now know why I love picking blueberries!

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This little painting was fun to do. I was inspired because I had just finished putting together freezer bags of blueberries from a big box we bought at McKay’s Wild Blueberry Farm Stand in Pennfield, New Brunswick (https://janetims.com/2012/08/04/blueberries/).

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The painting is 10″ X 10″, gallery edges, acrylics, painted with Ultramarine blue, Cadmium yellow, Cadmium red, Burnt sienna and Titanium white.

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August 20, 2016 ‘pick faster’ Jane Tims

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And, to accompany the painting, another sampling from the poems in my book ‘within easy reach’. My book of poems and drawings is available from my publisher http://www.chapelstreeteditions.com

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pick faster

for Dad

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blue ripens as morning, deft fingers

noisy pails, hail on metal gutters

this bush spent, unsatisfactory

berries over there fatter

bluer

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I am certain I see, beside mine

my father’s hands, callused

and quick

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berries roll between

thumb and fingers

I try to meet

his expectation

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pick faster

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within easy reach, Chapel Street Editions, 2016

Copyright 2016 Jane Tims

getting ready for fall – high bush cranberry

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Another painting to accompany my fall book and painting sale. These are high bush cranberries growing along the St. John River. The painting is done in acrylics, gallery edges, 12″ X 10″, Chromium Oxide Green, Paynes Grey, Titanium White, Cadmium Yellow Medium, Cadmium Red Medium and a touch of Burnt Sienna. The subject matter of high bush cranberries was a suggestion of one of my blogging friends!

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Copyright Jane Tims 2016

Written by jane tims

August 17, 2016 at 7:13 am

within easy reach – winner of ‘berries and brambles’ painting

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I am so pleased to announce the winner of my painting ‘berries and brambles’.  The winning raffle entry was drawn at a dinner I attended this week in Fredericton.

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The winner is Margo Sheppard, Fredericton!

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Congratulations Margo!!! The painting ‘berries and brambles’ is yours. Thanks to all those who entered!

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April 24, 2016 ‘berries and brambles’ Jane Tims

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Holding the raffles for my paintings has been a very enjoyable part of the process of marketing my book! I’ll be offering another painting to win at my reading at Tidewater Books in Sackville in the fall!

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Copyright 2016 Jane Tims

Written by jane tims

July 21, 2016 at 7:39 am

‘within easy reach’ – a painting for the front cover

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As the release date for my book of poetry ‘within easy reach’ draws near, I have been doing some painting.

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I began my project ‘growing and gathering’ and the poems for my book ‘within easy reach’ after my husband and I discovered blackberries on our new property at the lake. For this reason, blackberries seem a fitting subject for a cover painting.

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I think blackberries are fun to paint:

  • a basic berry-shape of Payne’s Grey
  • a highlighting of each seed in the drupe with Payne’s Grey mixed with Titanium White
  • a spot of white to highlight berries on one side of the drupe
  • a background of blues and purples to simulate the shadow in the thicket
  • leaves and a stem

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This is my ‘practice painting’, in acrylics, 5″ by 10″.

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I’ll be showing you the final cover painting soon – 10″ by 10″, a perfect shape for the cover of my book.

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On a windy, wintery day, it is hard to be patient, waiting for blackberry season!!

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Copyright  Jane Tims  2016

 

Written by jane tims

March 14, 2016 at 7:00 am

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