Douglas Fraser

Douglas Fraser

2017

Summer Mixer

AUGUST 1, 2017
A gem from the seventies. Still doing kitchen duties today. Hand Mixer - oils on panel - 21 x 26.75 inches.

Bridges

MAY 30, 2017

I returned to the subject of a bridge recently. It was again on highway #3, the Crowsnest Pass through southern British Columbia. The orange of the structure is what drew me in, as did the graphics of the signage. I find the graphic orange colour & structure acts as a bridge between the two dimensional nature of the signage and the environment. The bridge is both subject and a link for me.

Ryan Bridge - oils on panel, 19 x 14.25 inches

My inspiration for working on the Suzuki motorcycle piece titled “Gixxer” is from model kit box art, and the love of process. In developing my drawing for the final art I have been frustrated at times with the drawing process being lost under the painting. The thinking and construction lines are a layer of record that can add a depth. I’ve used an approach in constructing my own panels for years in this piece. It’s a laminated panel that layers-in my original drawing with a top coat to seal the drawing. In painting colour I want to capture the drawing and painting in equal parts.

Gixxer - oils on panel, 24.25 x 18.75 inches

Pencil drawing - graphite

Panel constructed - painting started

Flower & Tiger

FEBRUARY 1, 2017

It’s winter and my activities are more inside. The sun’s low in the sky, and the days are short. A breath of warmth is through an orchid that resides on our kitchen table. The little gem holds it’s bloom for quite along time. At least compared to other potted and pampered offerings. When having a coffee or sitting to eat, this little friend pleasantly offers it’s beauty. It whispers warmer days are ahead. 

Orchid - pencil sketch

Orchid - oils on panel, 11 x 14 inches

Hey Sport - oils on panel, 24 x 10 inches

Carl's Tiger - oils on panel, 14 x 10 inches