|Posted on August 23, 2022 at 6:05 PM|
This week I am Artist in Residence at Beaubears Island, Miramichi NB. I've been visiting the island throughout the summer painting in preparation for this weeks show/sale at the Interpretive Centre. I'll be on the Island one afternoon this week as the weather permits...painting and greeting visitors. On Saturday the 27th I'll be at the Centre to greet you and answer any questions you might have concering my art work displayed there. Come in and say hello!
|Posted on August 23, 2022 at 3:50 PM|
I took part in a Plein Air Festival at Wilson"s Point Historic Site during their Scottish Family Picnic day. the painting took place on Friday and Saturday...with finished pieces being shown in the little replica church on site there. I sold one of the 2 small pieces i did.
Flowers in Morning Sun (sold) (sorry about the poor photo of this one)
Roots on the Edge
|Posted on August 18, 2022 at 11:15 AM|
View Through The Boughs is 9 X 12 studio oil painting from a photograph I'd taken on Beaubears Island... to me it appeared to be like a doorway to heaven. Being choosen as one of 10 artists to be an Artist in Residence for a week on the island this summer of 2022 was a thrill.I've spend many hours there to sketch and paint to have works to show and sell at the Beaubears Interpretive Center at the end of my week. (August 21 - 27)
You can find the full sized painting in my Oils Album
|Posted on May 19, 2022 at 3:30 PM|
I purchased a new plain air kit by Guriella Painter...for the summer..something small and light that I can take anywhere. It is really only good for tiny 5 X 7 in. work but I think I'll get great use out of it. I've done 3 paintings with it so far. You can find them in the Oils Albumn...
Hidden Gem is a scene on a dead end road where houses were removed for the construction of the Miramichi Bridge. I loved the ruggedness of the scene.
Company Store - Nelson is an iconic sight on the Miramichi...the building is no longer used but the current owners keep it up.
Last but not least is The Curelean House with Daffodils ...it's located in Loggieville NB, an area I love to go to paint and this home has alwas stood out for me because of the color. This spring they had built the wodden fence and had daffodils blooming. The yellow and cerulean blue hit me like a ton of bricks so I had to capture it in paint
|Posted on April 23, 2022 at 2:45 PM|
I recently worked with a delightful lady from the Ottawa area who commissioned me to paint an historic home on the Miramichi where she lived as a young girl. Several emails were exchanged until I got the idea of what she had in mind.
The home as it stands today had the original front veranda area closed in...so with photos she provided I was able to picture the home in it's original state....and also add the apple tree that she recalled...plus the bench seat with her* as a girl sitting there.
The top photo shows the home as it is today. The bottom left was the first drawing I did to send to my client .....the bottom left was the drawing sent with corrections after discussing changes. That was approved and the painting was begun. You can see it in the Oils albumn.
I titled it Memories
|Posted on March 29, 2022 at 3:00 PM|
Ukraine has certainly been on many of our minds in our hears of late.....the Sunflower is their national flower and I decided to paint one for a sister for her recent birthday....after that I painted 2 more as another birthday is coming up and one of my FB friends also asked about purchasing one.
Here's the 3 I've done so far (These are Acrylics NOT oils just for a change of pace for me)
|Posted on March 13, 2022 at 2:50 PM|
Every March a group I belong to on FaceBook ( One Week 100 People ) presents a sketch challange of drawing 100 people in one week.
instead of going for the 100 people, I set my own challenge ..This year it was to study the works of Vincent Van Gogh. I began a few days before the challenge date by warming up with sketches from my news feeds that were full of photos from the war inflicted on Ukraine by Russia.
The following photos are what I accomplished during the warm-up and the challenge week starting with the warm-up news feed sketches.
|Posted on November 12, 2021 at 1:20 PM|
As Artist in Residence for Wilson's Point Historic Site and lover of this particular Miramichi area, I often do paintings there on location or from my photographs. I began Trail Gates from a photo and did a value sketch with a 2B pencil in a simple sketchbook and went from there to painting on 6 X 6 in. gallery wrap canvas. The actual painting began with a simple value painting with thinned paint. When it was dry I began painting in color in thicker paint. ...here's some photos.. The completed work can be found in my Oils Album: Trail Gates
|Posted on November 9, 2021 at 3:20 PM|
I'm the Artist in Residence for Wilson's Point Historic Site and had the opportunity to see the little church with it's lights on in the evening this fall..It looked precious! ...so of course I had to take photos and paint! I began with a sketch with a 2B pencil in a simple sketchbook and went from there to painting on 6 X 6 in. gallery wrap canvas. I began with a simple value painting with thinned paint. When it was dry I began painting in color in thicker paint. ...here's some photos.. The completed work can be found in my Oils Album: Evening Prayer
Check out my Demos page to see the videos
|Posted on October 23, 2021 at 9:45 AM|
Here's the last of my tiny paintings that were created for the now cancelled Tiny Picture Show
Sunlit Peace - 5 X 7 in from a photo I took at Wilson's Point during the summer....I was attracted to the play of the light and shadows and wanted to convey the element of spiritual peace that area holds for me It's a wonderful place to take a stroll on a hot summer's day as the area is filled with the refreshing shade of the tall trees. The finished full sized photo can be found in my Oils Album. Here's a few progression shots...not many I'm afraid, as I get carried away while painting and often forget to take photos