A photo of my latest painting in progress. It is my first beach rock painting that I’ve worked on, in probably about eight years… I’m really liking the texture, depth, and colours of this painting so far… I hope to be finishing the painting off at this weekend’s AGGV Moss Street Paint- In.
West Coast IV is the latest painting in a series that I have been revisiting on and off, over the past decade. The paintings in this series typically show off the islands and distant mountains of our spectacular West Coast.
I have started a new “Red Signature Series” of paintings which are a collection of bright, colourful, funky, whimsical and stylized contemporary paintings. These paintings will typically include people interacting with their coastal environment. I was inspired to paint this series of paintings after realizing that most of my own personal favourite artists and pieces of art actually fit into this description of art. The great Canadian artists who have helped to inspire this series of paintings include E J Hughes, Alex Colville, Jean Paul Lemieux, Claude A Simard and Ted Harrison. I really enjoyed painting the first painting of this series which is titled “Bernadette and Wally”. This painting brightens and cheers up any room that it hangs in. The original painting SOLD very quickly, but is now available as a beautiful giclee print, available at http://www.cameronthurbide.com. I have included a few pictures below to show how “Bernadette and Wally” was created, starting as a rough drawing and ending as a contemporary stylized painting.
This is a recent acrylic painting that was inspired by the beautiful beach along Ross Bay in Victoria, on Vancouver Island. This is one of my favourite places to go for a walk, or to simply sit, relax, and enjoy the view of the Olympic Mountains of Washington State.