Saturday, October 27, 2012

Mistique 30X22 Acrylic on Heavy watercolor paper $540

This painting has many layers of metallic paint with copper and golds.  Even though it is raining today I still get a glare off of the painting so it is difficult to get a true image.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Silver Creek 11X14 Oil   Sold

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Free Spirit  22X30 Acrylic on very heavy watercolor paper  $400

This paper may be handmade.  Don't know.  I treated it with gesso and painted over that. The image is intuitive.  The edging that you see is the pebbled concrete that it was placed on in order to take the photo.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Coloured Memory  Watercolor 5"X 6 3/4" Matted as shown $20 plus $10 shipping

This is a watercolor that is in a double mat that fits a standard 8X10 inch frame..  Bright and cheerful.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Sketch from workshop, 2012

It is pouring down with rain so this is the best I can do for a photo at the moment.  The blues seem to of disappeared. The sketches are 22" wide and they were done in paint and then pastels.  Hopefully you can tell they are horses.  There is quite a story to tell but I will leave that for a day that maybe my
paintings will explain.

Jandana Ranch is a place I will never forget and encourage anyone that wants to learn to communicate to go and spend a few days studying with Janice and her natural horsemanship.  The experience is an eye opener in communication and leadership.  If I told you that on the second day we entered the paddock and were able to ask our horses to come to us, turn either right or left, or back up. ALL WITHOUT TOUCHING THEM OR HAVING A HALTER ON.  Would you believe it.  I wouldn't of if I hadn't experienced it myself.



Monday, October 8, 2012

Morning Light  36X48 Oil on Canvas   SOLD

The inspiration for this painting was the cloud formation out of Horseshoe Bay in Vancouver as the ferry was heading for Vancouver Island.  People were sitting in their cars disgruntled with the weather and I was out on deck taking photos like mad as the light was streaming down and changing constantly.

I am heading North East tomorrow to a horse ranch where we will be doing things with horses in the morning and painting the experience in the afternoon.  I am thankful that I have experience around horses albeit many years ago.

I will try and post some images from the ranch in Kamloops if there is WIFI. If not it will be another week before you hear from me.


Saturday, October 6, 2012

Abstract III 21X29 Acrylic on Rough Watercolor Paper

This paper is VERY rough with deckled edges.  I couldn't photograph the edges so I cropped it. I inherited the paper so I don't know if it was possibly hand made.  The result is quite interesting with the deep pockets of texture.

Happy Thanksgiving to all my Canadian friends and relatives. I count you as a precious part of my life.


Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Abstract II 30X22 Acrylic on Watercolor Paper treated with gesso

This one I had a hard time deciding which way to present it.  If you turn the image on all sides it works quite nicely.  Finally decided on this one.

We are still having summer.  Broke a 100 year record for sunny days.  Yeah.


Monday, October 1, 2012

Abstract   22X30 Acrylic on treated watercolor paper

I've done a series of abstracts to take to Vancouver.  This is the first one.  I put a coat of gesso on the watercolor paper which allows me to be more adventurous than I can be using untreated paper.