Western Islands, Georgian Bay - Painting in Progress · 7 days ago

Still a work in progress, this piece will be completed by mid April 2014. Commission of Western Islands Georgian Bay, 42” x 108”.

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  • Reference photo for sketch. Horizon and islands have changed position ... the piece will be much more dramatic than the photo.
  • Client's wall with reference photo for semblance of colour.
  • Finalized sketch for Western Islands Sculpted Painting, 42 x 108
  • Client's wall with superimposed sketch.
  • First coat.
  • Sky completed and adding islands.
  • Carol Currie working on painting, Western Islands.
  • Getting closer to completion.
  • Western Islands
    42 x 108
    Work In Progress

— Carol Currie


Collins Inlet, Georgian Bay, SCULPTED PAINTING of GEORGIAN BAY · 31 days ago

The Spirit of Georgian Bay, 27” x 82.5” x 3.25” Acrylics on Sculpted Mahogany.

Seemingly marking the changes of water heights, this painting, inspired by a photograph taken by our client of Collins Inlet in 2006, shows skeletal features, facial masks and structures smoothened by the wind effect of the motion of water. We chose to remove the trees and sky, and engineer the mounting to allow the piece to spin so there was no ‘right direction’ for the piece to hang. This way the piece will change and new spirits will come alive in every direction.

Stu took 3 × 1.5” layers of mahogany, 1/4” solid aluminum plate with fastened bar to mahogany to create the wood structure. Then well over 8 months later, the piece finished out at 27” x 82.5” x 3.25”, 101 pounds, and the carving was complete.

And who knows how many hours, but over 4 months later, Carol completed the painting with up to seven translucent coatings of fluid acrylics.

Visit The full carving process of The Spirit of Georgian Bay at our link

The history of how this piece came to be from the moment of conception in 2006, to the last brush stroke in 2014 is a beautiful story of love, passion, creativity which marks a period in the lives of three creative people.

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  • Reference photo taken by R. Weber, Collins Inlet, Georgian Bay.
  • The Spirit of Georgian Bay
    Horizontal Rockscape view
  • The Spirit of Georgian Bay
    Acrylics on Sculpted Mahogany
    March 2014
  • The finale of The Spirit of Georgian Bay.
  • The Spirit of Georgian Bay: Primed, one coat of paint, final painting.
  • closeup showing the landscape within.
  • Some amazing smooth lines are coming together now!
  • Looking good!
  • Epoxy coating.
  • And after cleanup and epoxy coating.
  • The 'hills' are coming into focus.
  • After exposing the wood while carving, Stu seals the piece with epoxy.
  • Carving with third layer taken from upper floor. Still work in progress.
  • Carving without projection, and with the third layer added on.
  • The shaping is starting to form slowly.
  • Mahogany from other end.

— Carol Currie


Silver Peak Killarney Painting Installed September 2013 · 222 days ago

Highly contrasted rock referenced from Silver Peak in Killarney. Stu installing this 33 × 45 piece in Tiny Beaches, Georgian Bay.
A second piece has been commissioned for their fireplace and will be installed November 2013.

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  • Prior to installation.
  • Stu installing 'Streaks of the Peak', 33" x 45".
  • Closer view of the final installation. More photos to follow when the second piece is installed.
  • Streaks of the Peak
    Acrylics on Panel
    33 x 45 $3000 SOLD

— Carol Currie


New Georgian Bay Sculpted Painting · 245 days ago

Just completed, this sculpted painting was inspired by Willisville Ontario. View this link for more photos of the process

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  • Georgian Bay Tree
    Acrylics on Sculpted Mahogany
    27.5 x 35.5 SOLD
    Finished painting.
  • Georgian Bay Tree
    Mood lighting
    Acrylics on Sculpted Mahogany
    27.5 x 35.5 SOLD
    Finished Painting

— Carol Currie


Georgian Bay Land Trust, The Lizards, paintings · 328 days ago

Last summer I went to The Lizards, an Island that is protected as a part of the Georgian Bay Land Trust. This link informs about the group, and also features my paintings Georgian Bay Land Trust

Here is a link to my blog about the boat trip to the Island with good friends, Lizard Blog

There will more paintings to follow.

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  • Shaded at Lizards
    Acrylics on Panel
    6 x 13 $250 SOLD
  • Giant's Tomb from Lizards
    Acrylics on Panel
    6 x 13 $250

— Carol Currie