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Little Shack by JustinGedak
Little Shack
"Little Shack" is a small contemporary landscape oil painting of a rustic barn-like shack set in a field of dead grass. The narrow pathway leading up to its door-less entrance is weathered and overgrown, emphasizing the notion of abandonment, and the barn itself is a distressed/chic robin's egg blue, giving the structure that charming glow, despite being in disrepair.

The colour palette I used is rich and clear. The blank sky, clean from any clouds, stretches out into the distance in a relaxed calmness, contrasting the vibrant autumn grass. The tall, thin cedars are silent, and calm, like patient guardians watching over the ancient farm. 

I put the paint on thick. Really thick. Using top of the line oils, this piece cost me a small fortune to create--but it was worth it. I'm really happy with the way it turned out, and I plan on doing many more like this one in the near future.

More examples of my artwork can be viewed at my website:


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Justin Gedak
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For me, creating artwork has been a way of exploring the shadowy places existing within myself. A form of self-discovery in its own way. I've always said that coming up with the ideas behind my paintings is like pulling strange shapes out from a dark corner, not knowing what's coming, but pulling anyway.

I find that the more pieces of art I create, the more confident I become-–but at the same time, the hungrier I become for new projects. I crave to dig deeper. To learn more, and grow outwards as well as inwards. Since both of my parents are artists-–oil painters: my father a master portrait painter and my mother a painter of landscapes, portraits, and famous homes-–it seems as if I have been surrounded by artwork my entire life. This is something I am eternally grateful for.

I was born in Langley British Columbia, grew up in the greater Vancouver area, and am currently living with my wife and son on the outskirts of the Lower mainland.

With every creation comes a mystery to be explored. A story to be experienced. The not knowing of what comes next is what drives me forward. What pushes me to keep creating. To keep learning and growing. To never stop changing.

Current Residence: Vancouver

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shutter-light Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice work...welcome to the group :iconcanadianartists:
TheDrowningRaven Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for joining my group, it really means a lot. Aww
EPIllustrations Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
wow thank you so much for the watch dear :heart:
vuzel Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014   Digital Artist
Thank you :)
Bernardumaine Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you for the devwatch :-)
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