Monday, July 18, 2011

Plien Air paintings

I painted these little field studies from life this morning at Derby Reach Park near Fort Langley. They are both 8 x 10 ".

I have lots to learn about painting plien air but I have learned to keep it very simple for now. It' definitely a great exercise to help sharpen the paintings skills and I hope to get out and paint in the great outdoors a lot more this summer.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Here's a few photos from my recent trip to Thormanby Island. I came home with about 350 images so more island paintings will be coming up. The weather was perfect and my friends Pete and Jeannie were kind enough to take me around in their boat so I could get some shots from the water.
Recent news:
I have a photo spread of my paintings in Avalon magazine.It's available at Chapters, among other places, if you want to have a look. Avalon is a gorgeous magazine, full of art, photography, travel, architecture and fashion.
Registration is now open for my fall weekly classes. for info or check my website.