Thursday, October 20, 2011

I think there was a bit of a breakthrough on this painting. I did each apple wet-in-wet and managed to keep the edges soft. Thinking about edges a lot right now- the next frontier!

Spanish Bowl 24 x 24"

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Yesterday I taught my first of 7 weekly classes in Vancouver. I do an intermediate class in the afternoon and a beginner class in the evening. It is one of the great pleasures of my life to teach and be a part of the growth of other artists. I took this painting along for my students to see and offer comments. There were some helpful suggestions given that I applied to the painting.

The beginner class had 9 on the wait list so we have set up another class - it will be in Coquitlam, Dec 5th, 6th & 7th. More information on that at or you can contact me.

I'm interested in growing myself and so I am planning to take a few workshops in the next few months.

First up will be a three day workshop in November with my friend Gaye Adams. I will be hosting this in my home studio and have a small group of local painters coming to learn along with me. Next year, Alan and I are hoping to do one of the Master workshops with one or two of the rock star instructors from the USA . Really looking forward to that.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Here's a few shots from Apple Day plein air painting. We had fun and the rain held off. As you can see, Alan chose a glamorous spot near the restrooms.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

I haven't painted flowers for the while so decided to paint this little bouquet from my garden. I plan to paint another version of this image as a demo for my basic acrylic class which starts this week. I started with a black underpainting, which is what I will get the class to do.

This class is full but I'm working on putting together a three day workshop in early December. It will be for beginners, and will probably take place in Coquitlam. I'll post the details when I have the venue and dates secured.