Prospect at Sunset (2012) 13x9 Oil on board by Daniel Cormier Another late evening in Prospect, NS. This is a rare breakaway piece in my beach-house series gambling with traditional plein-air landscape. Working only with the palette knife I try to develop rich points of color and capture a nostalgic feel for this familiar cove.
Bouldering (2012) Beach House Series 20x10 Oil on board by Daniel Cormier These rocks are on the coast of Nova Scotia where I live and go for miles. Working only with the palette knife, I'm trying to capture the feel of the ocean on a sunny day by using a bright yellow undertone.
Old Fishing Shack, Prospect, NS (2014) 12x16 Oil on Canvas by Daniel Cormier It's a beautiful day where you're standing on the coast of Nova Scotia. The ocean breeze is washing over you. You feel a connection to this place. A single fishing shack is perched on a rocky outcrop. This is a precarious existence; It's old wooden beams cry arrogance and yet they seem permanent; transfixed to the landscape in which they are necessary. FOR SALE on my blog: http://www.danielcormier.blogspot.com
On The Hard (2018) 16x20 Oil on Canvas by Daniel Cormier In 2017 I permanently moved aboard my sailboat which led to a period of non-painting due to this massive adjustment in my life/lifestyle. I'm evolving along with my work. I'm interested in the way I'm seeing things; putting emphasis on the approach to the subject instead of simply making a record.
Bouldering 2 (2015) 16x12 Oil on Board by Daniel Cormier Bouldering after a storm in Prospect Nova Scotia. The sea is alive as wave after wave crashes against the rocks at my feet while high winds seem to pass right through me. It's a difficult place to paint so I work quickly using only the palette knife. This is my second Nova Scotia bouldering painting since 2012. http://danielcormier.blogspot.ca
Return to Shaw's Landing (2015) 22x13.5 Oil on Board by Daniel Cormier My 2012 Sunset on Shaw's Landing was so incredibly popular that I had planned to re-paint it and make it available once more. Here it is - now a bit larger, and more attention to the village and boats on the right we're back to Shaw's landing at sunset. This is the view from a little lobster restaurant I visited with friends, painted in palette knife only. For Sale on Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/241555255/return
Paris en début de matinée (2015) 22x48 Oil on Canvas by Daniel Cormier Enter Paris on a crisp November morning as early risers begin to move about the city. The Sunrise is in full bloom just peeking over the building tops in an orange glow. It is the beginning of the day. Painted with palette knife and brushes in oils on a large 2' x 4' canvas. I will post a better photo soon. The original is for sale on Etsy or visit my website: http://danielcormier.blogspot.ca
Sunrise Over Beachfront (2014) 24x48 Oil on Canvas by Daniel Cormier Light waves gently break onto rocks as the tide recedes and the sun rises over the open North Atlantic ocean. This commission piece is a large canvas painted with several transparent layers using the palette knife exclusively.