Here is a fun way to look at the art of colour….With paint from my pallet, I dragged the brush across the canvas and and I left light in the sky.
Sung Cove, on Bowen Island, is where the ferry docks. I painted this piece from a photo I took when I was on the ferry.
There are literally a hundred or more islands in the Broken Group of Islands. In this painting the setting sun fills the sky with light and reflects in the sea while almost silhouetting the little island. The clouds were so fun to paint!! Big strokes sweep across the sky!!
A favourite subject of mine is Whyte Islet in Whytecliff Park. It is of particular interest in the morning when the eastern side of the island is bathed in morning light. The clouds captured a thread of this light on their lower edges and their shapes add movement to the painting.
Close to St. Mark’s Summit on the How sound Crest Trail is a lovely view of the islands of Howe Sound. Little Bowyer Island reflecting into the water is the focal point of the painting. Bowen Island sits to the left of Bowyer and Gambier Island sits to the right. Further in the distance is … Read More
Sold at the Anonymous Show at the North Vancouver Community Arts Council. Standing relatively high in the ocean allows for a small yet whole ecosystem to sustain the life that has settled on the islet.
A peaceful scene that was just begging to be painted. Sitting on the shore and looking out towards the tiny island that is so well established.
This fall the sunsets have been absolutely amazing!! So challenging for me to capture the beauty of the actual real view…here is my attempt. The under lighting of the clouds, in my mind, is what makes the scene outstanding. I hope I did it justice. Painted in a fast 20 minutes, I am relatively happy … Read More
Another island in the stream!! Clearly a favourite subject of mine, so fun to paint!!
I think islands are much like artists. Just as islands exist silently in their own space, artists are often in their own space, quietly letting their creative juices flow. I painted a little sketch of the same image and it appealed to me so much that I painted a larger version.