Glass Half Full
Kenneth Glenn Hardman of Calgary, always looks at life as a glass half full and doesn’t let his disability, polio, get in the way of his life, as showcased by his lovely paintings featured in the June/July issue of Our Canada. Here are a few more to enjoy.
Elephant in the Mist
This painting is over ten years old and is one of the first African animals that I painted. He certainly catches your attention when you enter our home, as if he was getting ready to charge.
This is a painting of an old rusted mid-Fifties GMC pick up truck. With the distinct fat fenders of truck from that era it brings back a lot of memories growing up in rural Ontario. Vehicles never seemed to last very long if left to the elements, especially where there was more humidity.
End of the Road
When I painted this picture last year I was thinking about the people that settled this country of ours; how they pushed further and further west. I wanted to capture the ruggedness of the land and how there was a certain point when you could go no further.
Rhino in the Grass
I really enjoy doing African animals and wanted something that would compliment the Elephant painting on our living room wall. I thought that a Rhino, being such a massive animal on its own, was just what was needed. The colours and textures of both animals are a thrill to paint.
Conversion of Saul
This is a bible story that jumped out at me. I tried to capture the moment on canvas. I remember painting over some of it and redoing a portion of the painting because it just didn’t feel right. I wanted to show the emotion, excitement and fear all wrapped up in one.