Monday, March 31, 2014


Spring 12X12 Oil on Canvas SOLD

Yeah!  Spring is here.  The light is different and life is appearing everywhere.  Isn't it wonderful.

The colors in this painting are actually richer than they appear but when I take the photo in the sun it washes some of the color away.  I will try for a better photo later

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Tulips and Sunshine

Tulips 12X12 Oil on Canvas SOLD

Light is everything.  Yesterday I took Star for a walk around our Strata.  It wasn't sunny but it wasn't raining either.  I had my camera with me and took photos of one of my favorite subjects, trees.  Today when it was sunny I thought I could do the same photos when the sun is shining.  What a difference LIGHT makes.  In the final photo you will see Star in the bottom center and see how blessed I am to live where I do.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

High Noon

High Noon 24X24 Oil on Canvas  SOLD

This is a richly colorful oil painting with thick palette knife paint.  Painted on the sides so that it can be hung without a frame.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014


Light 24"X24 Oil on Canvas  $495

This is painted with bold color and thick palette knife work.  I am loving my palette knife.  I am thinking I may tackle a few large flowers again with my palette knives.  Now that its warming up outside I can open up the windows.

I have learned that the water soluble oils definitely dry faster so I can go back in and do some glazing in fairly short order.  It is interesting to experiment.

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Award of Excellence

Memory  20"X30" Oil on Canvas

This painting won an Award of Excellence in the juried show for The Reach in Abbotsford.  It is a Federation of Canadian Artists show.  I have three paintings in the show and it will be on display from April to June.

Sunday, March 2, 2014

West Coast

West Coast  36X48
If you go back in my blog to August 2013 you will see an abstract painting called By the Sea.  Then if you look at this one you will see I used the August one as a base for this one.  Sometimes when I live with a painting I ask the question "what if I...?" and away I go.  I like this one better.