Monday, October 31, 2011

Morning Mist

Morning Mist 30X36X1 1/2 $1500

This painting is from Tofino on Vancouver Island. It is one of our favourite spots.
The three of us (that is Eric, Spirit and I) can walk out from our hotel room right
onto the beach. We love it, rain or shine.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Light of Fall

Light of Fall 14X11 Acrylic on Canvas $150

Friday, October 28, 2011

Splash of Fall

Splash of Fall 12X12 Acrylic on Canvas SOLD

This painting has MANY colors in it including touches of pink. If you look carefully
at the fall leaves it may surprise you to see just how many colors there are and
what a difference it makes if the sun is shining onto the leaf.


Thursday, October 27, 2011

Shades of Fall

Shades of Fall 12X12 Acrylic on Canvas $150

With the outrageously beautiful colors I am seeing this time of the year I can't
do anything but try to combine the same color palette. At times like this I have
to be careful driving as I gawk around looking for that place to stop and take some
more photos to enjoy later when the rains set in.

I am enjoying these colors and hope you do too.


Monday, October 24, 2011

Burst of Fall

Burst of Fall 11X14 Acrylic on Canvas SOLD

I am going to work in acrylics for a while. To me its almost a personality switch.
To me the mediums are so different. I take workshops and marvel at how people
working in acrylics can make them look like oils. Me, I approach them in opposite ways.
It's the same with watecolor. That's a different approach as well.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Vedder Canal

Vedder Canal 10X10X1.5 $100

Painted on the sides so that it doesn't need a frame.

To me the beauty of the landscape is that one day I see the soft and gentle like this one

and other days I see the the stark and colourful. It all depends on the season and the

LIGHT of the day.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Nature's Beauty

Nature's Beauty 1X14 Oil on Canvas $150

On Mt Lehman Rd, just as you get off the freeway there used to be a large vacant

area that looked rather bare in the wintertime. In the early summer it would burst

into bloom. You would often see me tromping around taking photographs and doing

some quick sketches. Now they are building a big Walmart. Sigh!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Fall Colors

Fall Colors 11X14 Oil on Canvas $150

I love the colors of fall. These trees are from a trip Marion and I

took a couple of years ago up into the Caribou. The colors were

magnificent. I treasure the memories and all the photos we took

together. The typical scenario was Marion driving and me hanging

out the passenger window taking photo after photo. Sometimes she

would just drive slowly while I walked along taking our reference

shots. Anyone passing by must of been wondering what in the world

we were doing.


Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Forest Highlight

Forest Highlight 20"X16" Acrylic on Canvas SOLD

I do love the mystery and intrigue of a forest and the sudden surprise of light

and shadow.

Friday, October 14, 2011


Coastline 8X10 Oil on Canvas $100

This painting is from my trip to Nova Scotia. I love the old boathouses, water and funky boats.

I'll be away on a workshop for the weekend so I won't be posting for a few days. The weather is very nice for this time of year.

Happy Weekend


Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Quiet Waters

Quiet Waters 16X20 Oil on Panel $200

This painting is from the same area as "Mud Flats". It is an area that is close
to where we live and no matter what time of the year it is rich with life and

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Mud Flats

Mud Flats 8X10 Oil on Canvas $100

We have many canals and waterways in our area from years ago when the whole valley was one large lake. The canals are full of life and beautiful reflections. Any time that I have stood quietly by one of these areas it wouldn't take long before I would start seeing muskrats, birds and other life that I couldn't name. All part of the beauty of the area.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Hidden Treasure

Hidden Treasure 8X10 Oil on Canvas Sold

This painting is part of the Daily Paintworks weekly challenge. I love the European
doorways and windows but don't have access to a lot of images so this one was a
nice challenge to do.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Joy of Flowers

Joy of Flowers 12X12 Acrylic on Canvas $150

Flowers bring such joy into the home with their cheerfulness. They are bright and
colorful. Then if you look carefully there is usually a wonderful contrasting surprise.

I hope I have conveyed this in my painting.

Happy Canadian Thanksgiving. I am grateful for my health, my family and my
dear friends.


Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Beach Traffic

Beach Traffic 12X12 Oil on Canvas Sold

We love going to Long Beach and to search for beach treasure. Sometimes the treasure is seeing other people walking the same stretch deep in their own search.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Light Streaming

Light Streaming 16X20 Oil on Canvas $320

This painting started out as an acrylic painting. I do love the thick rich colors of oils so

I switched over to oils. This painting is a true play on color and light.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Light Flurries

Light Flurries 10X8 Acrylic on Canvas $100

Sunday, October 2, 2011


Midnight 10"X8" Acrylic on Canvas $100

This painting is done with a lot of color scratching and I think it has the
feel of midnight light with ice crystals in the air.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Warm Light

Warm Light 10"X8" Oil on Canvas $100

I am working on 4 different paintings with the same tree. This is a big beautiful tree that sits by itself in a field that I pass when going to one of the art stores that I frequent. The tree is so tall that it is hard to get into one frame.

do let me know what you think.