Marigolds are one of my favourite flowers! They bloom all summer long and are dense with shades of orange, so bright and cheery! I placed them in a small mason jar on my table and painted them on a large scale.
This piece was painted from a photo I took on a hike up to Whyte Lake in West Vancouver. While the background trees remained in deep shade, the foreground trees turned golden as they basked in the late afternoon sun light. The little Whyte Lake was completely calm and the forest reflections were beautiful!
A little burnt orange shed with nets hanging from the rafters sits at the rustic dock. Fun to paint a such a lovely Newfoundland sight.
Beside the boat ramp at Quidi Vidi Harbour, sat a group of small buildings and boats floated at the docks.
Another slice of Quidi Vidi Harbour in Newfoundland. The rocky cliffs are such a lovely backdrop for the little buildings along the coast.
When touring around Newfoundland, I took a photo at Neddy Harbour, near Gros Morne National Park. The little yellow building echoed its clear reflection into the dark green waters. The jetty leading out to the house creates a nice lead into the focal point of the painting.
The sky and the light set the mood here and the little island serves as a darker contrast the luminous evening sky!! This piece was donated to the GoGo African Grandmothers Charity for the silent auction!!
A vast open spirit of the west coast allows for a huge skyscape to take up the space it needs. The clouds at the end of this particular day lead right to the typical west coast islet that are so typically iconic of the west coast.
A warm day with snow in the landscape floor. This particular day left no snow on the vegetation and the colour of the evergreen trees and deciduous trunks stand out. The sunny day casts wonder network of multi-coloured shadows across the white carpet ground.
The softness of the winter snow brings a sense of quiet stillness to the landscape. In the stillness, time actually seems to slow down and the mind delights in the simplicity of minimal stimulation. In the quietness of such a forest when the mind slows, the body touches the soul and reaches for a sense … Read More