'Water Lover' oil on canvas 24 x 30

Thursday, February 25, 2010

'Golden Crowned' **SOLD**

Not as common in my area as other sparrows, they
are certainly one of the most striking sparrows to see.
We generally see them during migration and in winter.
Oil on board 6 x 6.
Thoughts and comments always appreciated!
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Sunday, February 21, 2010

'Botany Bay Magic' **SOLD**

Canadian west coast Impressionism, Port Renfrew BC, Botanical Beach oil painting

I painted at Botany Bay on Saturday which is part of
Botanical Beach park just outside the west coast town
of Port Renfrew. From here the open Pacific can be seen,
the entrance to the strait Juan de Fuca and Washington's
Cape Flattery. Although the day could not have been
better, with clear sunny skies and shirtsleeve temperatures
out of the wind, the power of the Pacific was quite evident
when the huge swells rolled in and broke roaring on to the
jagged shale shoreline. An incredible magical day.
A return trip is in the works!
Oil on wood panel 9 x 12.
Your thoughts and comments are always appreciated.

Monday, February 15, 2010

'South of Sombrio', **SOLD**

(Canadian west coast Impressionism, French Beach, Sombrio Beach, paintings of Vancouver Island)

This is one of the larger pieces I have been
working on lately. Another view of French Beach which
is one of the several well known beaches that line
the coast of Vancouver Island northwest of Victoria.
One of the things that make a stone or pebble beach so
wonderful is the almost musical rattle and
clatter that happens as the waves recede from
the beach causing the stones to roll and tumble hitting
against one another. As well, you don't get
any sand in your shoes!! =;-))
(My apologies for the quality of this photo. I will try
again when this one is drier.)
Oil on canvas
30 x 40.
Your thoughts and comments always appreciated!

Monday, February 1, 2010

'West Coast Wanderer',

(Canadian west coast Impressionism, French Beach oil painting, rain forest, Victoria BC)

Canada's west coast with it's mountainous rain forest
terrain and the logging and storms that take place here
have produced many floating giants over the years.
Those logs and uprooted trees that find their way into the
sea are carried by wind and tide back and fourth along
the shoreline, some traveling for years and miles until
firmly beached or becoming so water logged
that they eventually sink.
The majestic cedar in this piece was washed into the sea
roots and all and finally came to rest on French Beach
about 60 km west of Victoria, from where
she came no one knows.
Oil on canvas 12 x 16.
Your thoughts and comments are always appreciated!
Please email me for information about acquiring
this painting.