I was fortunate to be on the Francis Barkley passenger ferry when this tiny little islet caught my attention. I had to paint it!
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 the had so much dimension and subtle colour to 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
I fun little sketch of a painting began as an excursion to Chilliwack, last week, to see the colourful Tulip fields. This particular view is looking across the pink and blue hyacinth blooms, across the white and yellow daffodils and across the red tulips. Beyond the beautiful colourful stripes of flowers the Chilliwack farm buildings … Read More
This couple were enjoying an early morning walk on the beach! The colours in the water were fun to paint!
The human form shaped with shadows and the colours in the ocean are what attracted me to paint this piece. I am always uplifted by the sea and the warm weather!
The Battery is a small community in the city of St. John’s Newfoundland. It sits along the waterfront of Signal Hill’s steep slopes, at the entrance to St. John’s Harbour. The windy narrow streets of The Battery at some places only allow the width of one car and as you can see in my painting … Read More