Monday, April 26, 2010

Just back last night from a three day workshop in Port Alberni. I had a great time- the group was willing, enthusiastic and fun, the scenery was gorgeous and they treated me very well. I made it out to Long Beach for a few hours and took a bunch of photos but my favorite was one I took in a Port Alberni valley just as the sun was setting. Now I just have to paint it. Skies are a bit of a nemesis for me.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Today was the day to deal with my pond, which has to be emptied every spring and cleaned out. You can see Phin there helping me. The fish go in a bucket and I work all day to empty and refill the pond so they can go back to their home quickly. I also did some landscaping because of the new studio building. Now I have a beautiful view out of both my north facing studio windows.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Just finished this one yesterday- "Nutsford Backroad" 24 x 36" acrylic. It's of an area called Nutsford , near Kamloops BC. I pondered the title for quite a while- sometimes titles are the hardest part. Don't want to be too long-winded, too cute, too sentimental, or too obscure. So I usually end up with something pretty conventional.
Right now, I'm dividing my time between painting, teaching and working in the garden- three things I love.
I have a workshop coming up on beautiful Quadra Island that has a few spots available. May 31st to June 3rd are the dates. Price is $475.00, including lunches and unlimited studio time. The class will be small so there will be lots of individual attention for each participant. More details are available on my website: