Freighters are such a big part of the identity of Vancouver. They anchor out in the harbour waiting their turn at the docks. With some artistic licence I painted this piece from a photo I took when riding the seabus from North Vancouver to Vancouver.
A study was done plein air in preparation for this larger painting. Sunny days in the canyons on parts of the Capilano River offer wonderful views of light and shadow. This was one of those days!!
Painted plein air on the river bank of McKay Creek in North Vancouver in Opus’s Plein Air Challenge 2016. It did not win any prizes, but I was happy with the little piece.
Painted plein air on a particularly windy day on the bluff above Second Beach in Stanley Park.
Painted from a photo I took in the Callaghan Valley when I was out cross country skiing. The little tree was in the perfect position to be catching the last light of the day. This piece was at the Federation of Canadian Artists Gallery.
A small one of a favourite theme, the little stacks on the big beaches of the West Coast!!
Unbelievably snowy weather this year is inspiring more winter paintings!
The Rowing Club is a Vancouver landmark. It sits majestically in Coal Harbour in Stanley Park. It was the reflections in the water that drew me to put paint on canvas for this one.
24 x 48 acrylic on canvas – sold This is my favourite summer swimming spot!! It does my soul good to warm up on the rocks and it is so refreshing to slip into the ocean! Looking out across the water to Lighthouse Park on the right and straight ahead to Point Grey.
This is painted from the point looking back towards Caulfeild Cove. The rocks gracefully stretch out into the water and the sandy beach is at the head of the cove on the far shore in the painting.