Thursday, January 29, 2009


Cascading 12" X 16" Acrylic on Canvas
This painting will be listed on Ebay tomorrow

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Strata 09

Strata 09 11"X 14" X 1 1/2" Acrylic on Canvas


Painted on the sides so that it may be hung without a frame. This painting islisted on Ebay

Monday, January 26, 2009

Rooted in Nature

Rooted in Nature 16" X 20" Oil on Canvas
This one is particularly difficult to photograph, I think because of the strong contrast in values. I will try again when we have different sun conditions.

I am continuing on the tree theme.

Friday, January 23, 2009

It's an idea

As you can see I am working on my tree theme. Working on ideas that may potentially become large paintings. This one is acrylic on a panel about 8 1/2" X 12"

Thursday, January 22, 2009

"Inlet Reflection"

Oil Painting 28" X 22"

This painting has been donated to Lookout Emergency Aid Society in Vancouver. This charity is in aid of homeless people. A very worthwhile cause.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009


Riverbank 13" X 11" Acrylic on Watercolour Paper

It is shown here with a white matt board that
has a complimentary gold 1/4" matt next to the image

Tuesday, January 20, 2009


Grouping 16" X16" Oil on Gallery Wrapped Canvas
Currently listed on Ebay

Monday, January 19, 2009

Hougen Park Group

Hougen Park Group 8" X 10" Acrylic on Professional Artist
$36 Canvas Board
Currently listed on Ebay
Those of you that know me know how intrigued I am with rocks and trees. I am working on abstracting them and using different colour schemes. This is one of many

Saturday, January 17, 2009


Drama 8" X 8" Acrylic on Canvas
Painted on the Sides

Currently listed on Ebay

Friday, January 16, 2009


Ruins Acrylic on double gessoed 8" X 10" matt board

Thursday, January 15, 2009


Summertime Acrylic on double gessoed 8" X 10" matt board

Wednesday, January 14, 2009


Dream 11" X 15" Acrylic on gessoed watercolour paper

Tuesday, January 13, 2009


Beacon Oil on Canvas 18"X24"X1 1/2"
Currently listed on Ebay

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Monday, January 12, 2009


Here is another approach you might want to see.

First I have sketched a few impressions of the lighthouse on Patos, in the San Juans.

From there is did 4 watercolour painting sketches to see what I might like as a layout for a future painting. The watercolour paintings are about 7 1/2" square on 200 lb(I think) cold pressed watercolour paper. I used acrylic paint to get the richer colours.

If you are interested in any of them they would be $25 each.

Lighthouse 1 $25

Lifghthouse 2 $25

Lighthouse 3 $25

Lighthouse 4 $25
Do let me know what you think.

Saturday, January 10, 2009


Can you see the felt marker lines on this image? Part of the process of getting ready for the New Year is to get rid of the old to let in the new. Don't tell my friend Marion. She always gets upset when I start throwing out paintings.

In this case before the painting hit the dust bin I thought I would see how I could of improved on it so I started with a felt liner in showing what I would of done differently if I was doing it now.

Here is a different version but portrait style to see what it would look like this way.

From there I went to do some quick paintings of that particular layout keeping the chicken scratches in mind. I think this is much more effective. What do you think?

Renewed 8" X 10" acrylic on double gessoed matt board
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Friday, January 9, 2009

Abstract Study III

Abstract Study III 8"X10" acrylic on double gessoed matt board
Item available on Ebay

Here is the 3rd in a group. There will be more this size. Why not buy a few, frame them with the same style frame and create a grouping?

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Abstract Study I

Abstract Study I 8"X8" acrylic on gessoed watercolour paper

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Abstract Study II

Abstract Study II 8"X10" acrylic on double gessoed matt board
Item available on Ebay

Monday, January 5, 2009

Colour Study 11"X15"

Colour Study 11" X 15" acrylic on gessoed watercolour paper
I am currently doing a lot of these colour and composition studies. They are done on gessoed paper so they will outlive me. Some can be framed as is others will need a matt. All are lively, a lot of fun and a real bargain.
Happy New Year and many happy new beginnings.

Saturday, January 3, 2009


Heron Acrylic on Watercolour Paper
Art Card, complete with Envelope

Friday, January 2, 2009

Study in Turquoise

Study in Turquoise 11" X 14" Oil on Gessoed Panel

Thursday, January 1, 2009


Optimism 11"X 14" Oil on Panel $99

What better way to start the New Year than on an optimistic note. Painted this image while playing with colour and possibilities.

Available on ebay

Happy New Year