'Water Lover' oil on canvas 24 x 30

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Muir Creek, **SOLD**

Canadian west coast Impressionism, Sooke BC, plein air oil painting of Vancouver Island

There is a beautiful spot about a 45 minute drive
NW of Victoria where the mouth of Muir Creek meets
the Juan de Fuca strait. When the tide is right there is
a wonderful stretch of West Coast beach that goes
on and on, at one point you will come to clay cliffs
that are full of marine fossils.
River otters were feeding in the creek while I was
painting this piece.
Oil on wood panel 9 x 12.
Your comments are always appreciated!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Highrock Spring

Highrock on a warm and sunny spring afternoon
 is a beautiful thing. 
The Camas lily's that have a moist
spot are in full bloom now, those in 
the drier areas are already finished. 
Much of the winter mosses are
drying out leaving carpets of gold and
orange that have been green 
since early last fall.
The oaks are leafing out now.
An artist friend and I spent a couple of hours
painting there on Thursday afternoon.
It is so wonderful getting out again!

Oil on panel 
9 x 12.

Your comments are always welcomed!



"On all of our camping and sketching trips
 we learned to explore each region 
for those particular areas where form and
character and spirit reached its summation.
We became increasingly conscious of the fact 
that the spirit of the land
must be discovered through its own character
 if there is to be any real life in its art."

(Lawren Harris...from The Story of the Group of Seven)
Highrock Camas

Saturday, May 16, 2009

March Sky-Oak Bay

I worked this painting up from a smaller plein
air piece I did back in March ;)).
I have been trying to paint cloudy day paintings this
year without the "dreary", something I
tend to struggle to accomplish.
Oil on linen 18 x 14.
Comments always welcomed!
"We worked from early morning until dark in sun,
grey weather or in rain. In the evening by lamp or candlelight
each showed the others his sketches.
This was a time for criticism, encouragement and
discussion, for our discoveries about painting, for our
thoughts about the character of the country and our
descriptions of effects in nature which differed in
each part of the country."
(Lawren Harris...writing about the trip to Algoma)

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Windy Morning-Brothers Islands

Hello everyone, I have been out of commission for the
past three weeks with a back injury and my out-put
has gone ka-put! Still sore but I'm
pretty much back on-line.
I made it out this morning to a spot just down the
street from my studio and came back with this piece.
Oil on panel 9 x 12.
Your comments are always appreciated.
This painting is available for $450 CAN,
plus the cost of mailing.
Email me to arrange your purchase.