I was painting outdoors at the beach and the seagulls became very interested in what I was doing. As the seagulls will not pose for any length of time, I began taking a few photos of the gulls and caught this one who looked at me out of one eye!!
The little sea stacks must have their own build in wisdom that allows them to host a whole ecosystem in such a small space. Their beauty never fails to impress me and always fun to paint. This painting was juried into the Federation Gallery for the Vancouver Salon 2020 exhibition.
Jug Island is the cutest little island. It is located in Indian Arm and sits just offshore, outside of Bedwell Bay. It can also be reached from hiking in along a trail in Belcarra Park. The water was exceptionally calm and the reflections of the island in the water were so perfectly formed. I was … Read More
The John Lawson Pier is one of the classic piers along the West Vancouver shoreline. I painted this on plein air while sitting on a rock on the beach, a great day!!
This is not particular place but it is painted from a series of photos I had taken in the Gulf Islands. It captures familiar elements that are so recognizable in the Gulf Island such as the sandstone rock with pockets of sand, the outlined points of land that open to narrow water passages, distant landforms … Read More
Painted plein aire today at VanDusen Botanical Gardens. Every one of my painter friends painted the beautiful colour and the flowers in the gardens and I painted a local resident!! Accepted in to the Federation Gallery for the Vancouver Salon 2020 Exhibition.
This is a graceful old stump from a large and old growth tree. There are hundred of old stumps in and around the forest. Painted up the mountains, near where I live, I began this piece plein aire.
This time of year the sun sets behind Bowen Island, but before it disappears behind the island, it throws a reflection out onto the water. Little Passage Island is in the painting to the left.
A very windy day and the ocean was moving and crashing around creating many shades of white near the shore. Turbulent Water for turbulent times.
On a boat and on our way back from Indian Arm the sun was setting behind the Ironworkers Memorial Bridge and the train bridge. The colours streaking across the sky caught my attention.