'Water Lover' oil on canvas 24 x 30

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

'Morning Surf'

Unlike my previous post this painting features a more
subtle, later morning sky but of course it's all
about the curling surf here.
Walking out on the sand as far as you dare
without getting your feet wet is
an exhilarating adventure.
However as I stood there marvelling at the
sound of those waves and feeling the pulse of the
sea, I felt somewhat lame as hardy, wet suit clad
surfers ran past me and hurled themselves and their
boards into the crashing surf.
Trying to catch, what I was assured were
very "SWEET" waves...
Oil on canvas 18 x 36.
Your thoughts & comments are always appreciated.

Friday, January 27, 2012

'Sunrise On The Salish Sea'

Containing natures drama within the confines of
a particular size support and yet trying to allow
its raw beauty to some how be free is always a
challenge. Magically with a bit of paint
and some patient perseverance
we sometimes come close.
Alas it is after all but paint and canvas.
However artists do dream and
sometimes, even dreams can come true.
This is another one for my upcoming show
in March at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria,
 more info to follow.
Oil on canvas 36 x 48.
Your thoughts & comments are always welcomed.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

'Maple & Snow'

Last Monday I had the honour of painting
this piece as a demo for the Windsor Park Art Club.
It was the start of a Victoria snow event
so the subject fit in nicely.
They are a very enthusiastic and welcoming
group of artists and I enjoyed it very much.
Oil on wood panel 20 x 16.
Your thoughts & comments are valued.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

'Highrock Snow'

Another one from Highrock Park. I have done others
of this particular spot before plein air.
However this one was painted in the
warmth of my studio.
Oil on wood panel 12 x 16.
Your thoughts & comments always appreciated.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

'Highrock Solstice'

On Winter's Eve afternoon I painted in a
favourite spot not far from the studio.
It felt good being out painting on that crisp
day as I welcomed the return of the light
and marveled once again at the
natural beauty so close to home.
Two Flickers spent some time observing
my progress sitting just above me
in a young Garry Oak.
Oil on wood panel 8 x 10.
Your thoughts & comments are valued.