Wednesday, February 20, 2013

This painting was started at my West Van workshop as a demo and I finally finished it yesterday. I am paying a lot of attention to edges right now and I think this piece has a softer look because of that. The colours were challenging- I originally had a lot more colour variation in the trees and the painting looked too busy. I also had to repaint the sky because it was much too turquoise for the palette in the rest of the painting.

Monday, February 11, 2013

West Van Workshop

Here's my wonderful gang from last weekend's acrylic workshop in West Vancouver. Some beautiful paintings were born in the course of 2 days. I had a lot of fun with everyone- thanks to all for coming ! There will another West Van workshop in May- details on that and other classes on my website.
This is the demo from the weekend. It's a 24 x 36" piece. I will post the finished version on the blog in a few days.

Thursday, February 7, 2013


These are the three paintings I finished last week in San Jose, Mexico. They are all small- the one with the white sand is the biggest at 16 x 20". I struggled a lot, painting in Mexico, and made several attempts that didn't succeed. Not sure why: maybe a landscape that I don't have emotional ties to or maybe the pressure to try to produce work in a limited window of time. Anyway, I did the best I could and will see how things unfold now that I'm back on familiar turf. Looking forward to getting back in my studio and starting something new.
In the meantime, there are lots of workshops coming up for me in the next couple of months- all listed on my website if you're looking to take a class.