Entries by Garth Armstrong

sketching up a larger painting

There are a number of larger paintings that have been requested. So today I am doing some sketching to find 2or 3 that will make good large pictures. A number of things are worked out at 8X10. Composition, colour, tone. And ultimately I can see if this is something I want to enlarge. The sketch […]

Another discovery at the National Gallery

A couple of weeks ago, we went to the National Gallery in Ottawa. This place is a real gem. I have been to some of the best art museums in NA and Europe. And my experience at the National is always the best. Mainly because of the G of 7 collection. I love the impressionists […]

The Art Spirit

“It is harder to see than it is to express. The whole value of art rests in the artist’s ability to see well into what is before him.” Robert Henri. As I get a bit older I begin to realize that I am more then ever compelled by the challenge of painting pictures. The trick […]