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"Chrome and bakelite on wood (creamer) Oil on masonite, 8 x 6 inches (click on image for larger view) Sold
Bakelite is an early plastic. It is a thermosetting phenol form aldehyde resin, formed from an elimination reaction of phenol with formaldehyde, usually with a wood flour filler. It was developed in 1907 by Belgian chemist Leo Baekeland.
"Starboard (P310 red buoy) Oil on masonite, 7 x 5 inches
(click on image for larger view) Private Collection
Here's another "cropped miniature water scene" featuring a red starboard hand buoy, one of those typical navigation devices that can be found on the Lachine Canal. "Port hand buoys are green and starboard hand buoys are red. They show which side of a channel is safest to travel; accordingly, they mark channels or hazards. Generally, green buoys must be passed on the left side of a craft heading upstream, i.e., against the current. Red buoys must be kept on the right side of a craft when proceeding in the upstream direction. A simple rule is red to the right when returning, or the three “R’s”: red, right, return."(The Buoyage System, from the Canadian Boating Course).
"Early June no.3 (reflect)" Oil on masonite, 7 x 5 inches (click on image for larger view) Private Collection
So here's the third and last small painting of the "roses" series. Working with these red pigments is always stimulating but also kind of challenging to me, due in fact to the transparency so characteristic of that range of the spectrum.
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