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    Gary McMillan
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A mid-August scene along the Elbow River near Stanley Park, Calgary. 16in x 24in - oil on Masonite.
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Today's painting was at the duck pond at Eau Claire in Calgary. Some ducks did swim by but I left them unrecorded.
16in x 24in. Oil on Masonite.
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There was too much vista to paint at today's location so I chose to do a closeup of a bush. Leafy texture is surprisingly difficult to paint.
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Today I was at Confederation Park. It was overcast and the setting seemed very English. 16 in x 24 in - oil on panel. .
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Here's a nice stretch of the Elbow River near Stanley Park, Calgary. I almost set up on top of an anthill hidden in long grass. As it was, I had to pick out about 100 tiny flies from this painting after I got it home. .
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In finding this sight, I was spooking around in a park and raised the ire of a whacked out homeless guy. He was challenging me about appearing as a suspicious character sneaking out from bushes and was very hostile. To get rid of him, I upped the ante on hostility and told him to get lost. He retreated and watched me from a distance, filming me and commenting on his iPhone. Weird Guy. I couldn't take it, and since there was nothing good to paint right there anyway,  I moved on to the top of the hill. 16 in × 24 in. Oil on Masonite.  Looking East from between SAIT and ACAD beside the LRT.
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In finding this sight, I was spooking around in a park and raised the ire of a whacked out homeless guy. He was challenging me about appearing as a suspicious character sneaking out from bushes and was very hostile. To get rid of him, I upped the ante on hostility and told him to get lost. He retreated and watched me from a distance, filming me and commenting on his iPhone. Weird Guy. I couldn't take it, and since there was nothing good to paint right there anyway, I moved on to the top of the hill. 16 in × 24 in. Oil on Masonite. Looking East from between SAIT and ACAD beside the LRT. . . . #painting  #oilpainting   #landscape  #pleinairpainting  #art  #artist  #collector  #gallery  #outdoorart  #sketch  #dailypic  #instapic  #landscapepainting 
An oil sketch of a little stream right in the heart of downtown Calgary.
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Here is a lovely painting of my lovely backyard. I finally managed to expunge all that grassy green by shifting my palette to warmer tones. Green is great, but enough already.
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A symbiotic relationship can be important to counter a parasitic one. Bipeds have entered an ecological niche where they can be cleaned of an overburden of parasitic growths.
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A symbiotic relationship can be important to counter a parasitic one. Bipeds have entered an ecological niche where they can be cleaned of an overburden of parasitic growths. . . #canadianart  #contemporaryart  #artgalleries  #artcollectors  #artdealers  #figurativeart  #figurepainting  #contemporarypainting  #modernart  #outsiderart  #painting  #acrylicpaint  #weirdart  #weird   #art  #artist  #bizarre  #bizarreart  #surrealism  #surrealism  #surrealart  #newpainting  #dailypic  #instapic 
I reworked the background. It not only looks more alien, but it improves the overall composition. Sometimes more is more.
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I started this painting with the idea of some ordering principle causing plant, animal and mineral components to coalesce into bipedal entities. Yet I didn't want typical green plant sprouts. I also didn't want blue because of trouble in the last painting. I settled on red, and now the ordering principle seems mostly to be the disordering principle of good old entropy causing  disolution rather than creation. This is all because red is the color of autumnal dying while green is the color of rebirth. Oh well, art is supposed to be about the "big" things I guess.
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I started this painting with the idea of some ordering principle causing plant, animal and mineral components to coalesce into bipedal entities. Yet I didn't want typical green plant sprouts. I also didn't want blue because of trouble in the last painting. I settled on red, and now the ordering principle seems mostly to be the disordering principle of good old entropy causing disolution rather than creation. This is all because red is the color of autumnal dying while green is the color of rebirth. Oh well, art is supposed to be about the "big" things I guess. . .  #canadianart  #contemporaryart  #artgalleries  #artcollectors  #artdealers  #figurativeart  #figurepainting  #contemporarypainting  #modernart  #outsiderart  #painting  #acrylicpaint  #weirdart  #weird   #art  #artist  #bizarre  #bizarreart  #surrealism  #surrealism  #surrealart  #newpainting 
A small 12x12 in. Forest denizen in a defensive position. More observation is required to work out its niche in the ecosystem.
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Here is another painting investigating unfamiliar ecology and natural societies. Animal and plant mimicry results in mutual trust and sharing.
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