'Water Lover' oil on canvas 24 x 30

Saturday, December 31, 2011

'Winter Gale'

*Happy New Year Everyone!*

I painted this piece from the protection of the
cab of my truck yesterday, using my homemade
lap box that I put together with this in mind.
 It was blowin' 35 kmh gusting to 50
and the wind surfers were in their glory!
Rain squalls, then sunshine with rainbows then
back again all within minutes so paint fast
boyo! It was cold in the truck and the gust
buffeting my rolling studio made a steady hand
an illusion at best.
If this truck is rockin' don't... =:-/
Oil on wood panel 6 x 8.
Your thoughts & comments are valued.

The view from my studio window this morning.
More weather on the way...

Thursday, December 29, 2011

'First Snow'

The delight of late afternoon sunlight on
the first snowfall of the season.
It is truly a wonderful world
and oh so very precious.
Oil on canvas 24 x 36.
Your thoughts & comments are always appreciated.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

'Chesterman Sunrise'

Oil on canvas 30 x 48
Well it looks like Victoria, like many other areas, will have
a 'green' Christmas this year (not unusual for my neck
of the woods). So I thought I would post a real West Coast
scene for this years Christmas post.
Thanks everyone for all your support and encouragement
throughout this year. It would really have
been tough without it.
Wishing you all love, peace & joy.
It's all we really need...

Sunday, December 11, 2011

'Highrock Rhythms'

'Highrock Rhythms' oil on canvas 30 x 40

This painting was inspired by an earlier plein air piece
that was sold a couple of years ago. I enlarged the
format and changed the season among other things.
I have included an image of the original below
for comparison. Naturally the huge size deferential
may be hard to imagine in this posting.
(9 x 12 up to a 30 x 40) 

'August Sky - Highrock' oil on wood panel 9 x 12

Not sure if the transition worked but I think
I'm happy with it so far...
Your thoughts & comments would be valued!
I would like to draw your attention to an new
artist on my artist link list.
Caroline Simmill from the wilds of the
Scottish moorlands. Amazing atmospheric landscapes.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

'Golden November'

About two years ago I painted a plein air piece that
I used as reference to paint this one.
I have always been enthralled with the drama of
a sunlight landscape against a dark sky.
Perhaps a series is in the offing...
Oil on wood panel 12 x 16.
Your thoughts & comments are always appreciated.