Monday, October 25, 2010

I have been experimenting with backdrops of fabric for my still life paintings lately. I'm really enjoying the look and have started collecting interesting scarves and remnants to use for future paintings. I like the neutral palette of this scarf with the strong colors of the roses and limes. Painting the design was fun as I didn't get too literal with it- just painted the gist of what I could see.This painting will go the Granville Fine Arts Gallery in Vancouver for the group show in November.
Lime and Roses, 24 x 30" acrylic.

Friday, October 15, 2010

I recently finished this painting. It's of Thormanby Island, one of my favorite places on the planet. Looking at this image takes me right back to the feeling of being there. I think the shape of the canvas adds to the strength of this painting- it's 24 x 48". The painting will be going to my Vancouver gallery, Granville Fine Arts, for their upcoming group show, which opens Nov 18th.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Yesterday was the first annual plein air paint-out at Apple Day near Fort Langley. Apple Day takes place to celebrate the 100 year old heritage apple trees that grow on the Houston Trail, alongside the Fraser River. We had a group of about 15 artists come out to paint together. Here's a picture of some of us at the end of the day. We'll do it again next year- the first Saturday in October. Let me know if you want to be on the list of contacts.

After my struggles with the last painting, this one just fell off the brush. The gods of art are capricious and constantly testing us. Anyway, don't ya just need red every now and then?- I sure do. "Red Mountain Sky" 24 x 30"