flooded

That word can have some very negative connotations. No, there was no flood in our house, but there is a marvellous flood just behind our house every sunny summer evening. A beautiful thing to see; dappled shadows and golden light being filtered through millions of new leaves. Back alleys aren't usually super impressive, however I think our back alley is the most magical between 7:30 and 8:30 pm on the tail end of a bright, clear day.  

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This was a photo I took a couple of weeks ago from the far corner of our back fence. This was attempt number five at capturing the light at the angle I wanted to see it most. 

 our back alley flooded in sunlight (Parkallen, Edmonton) mixed media on canvas, 36x48, $2600 + tax, 2016

our back alley flooded in sunlight (Parkallen, Edmonton) mixed media on canvas, 36x48, $2600 + tax, 2016

And this is what I painted based on that photo. This piece has wonderful texture, especially on the uneven pavement, due to the fact that I had reused this canvas. It previously housed a different Edmoton alley scene that sat around for too long, and that I no longer liked the look of. I shared some detailed shots of this piece as I worked on it this week over on my IG account (justlittleart) so you can get an up close look at some of my favourite details, if you want. This painting will be part of my alley way show in the Crowsnest Pass Art Gallery this September.

 

Happy Saturday. I hope it's flooded with sunshine, fresh air and time spent with family and friends.