A west coast island sits on an expansive beach landscape. The islet catches light as the sun is sinking towards the western horizon. The active wave pattern of the green ocean leads to the striking colours of the island habitat and then beyond to the distant trees.
The sky on the west coast is as large as the beaches! This sky was filled by a particular cloud that had so much dimension and subtle colour in it that it inspired me to do a painting! This piece was juried into the FCA’s Scenes of Western Canada exhibition.
Definitely a blast from the past because I actually used to own an orange 1973 Superbeetle, for 13 years. I still feel it was the best car I ever owned, it motored through snow like no other! Another fun one to paint!!
Last week I painted at Locarno Beach and I made a start on this painting. It was a windy day and not very warm but I managed to get in all the detail I needed before I packed up and headed for home where I finished it up.
This one takes me back a few years!! It was very fun to paint and I played music from the era, while I painted!! I saw the old VW parked on the side of the road and in an instant I knew I had to paint it. The angle of the light on the van … Read More