|Posted on February 17, 2023 at 3:35 PM|
Winter is a hard time for a Plein Air painter in the Canadian winter...but I do find a way around it by drawing or painting from inside my car. I was out a few days ago and did a watercolour of the Entrance at Wilson's Point....not a soul around and the peace and quiet was precious...the painting can be viewed in my Watercolours albumn.
...a week before that I went to Ritchie Wharf Park
Exhibition and Sale
|Posted on December 2, 2022 at 3:20 PM|
Carrefour Beausoleil ..the french school and cultural center in Newcastle Miramichi will be hosting an exhibition and sale of the art work of The Miramichi Art Core group ...including myself of course...starting January 27th and running until March 16th.
The beautiful gallery is open daily.
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Artist in Residence - Beaubears Island
|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 a...Read Full Post »
Wilson's Point Plein Air
|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
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View Through The Boughs
|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)
Cerulean House with Daffodils
|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.
A successful commission
|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 th...
Sunflowers for Ukraine
|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)
One Week 100 People FaceBook Group Project
|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.
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Trail Gates - Wilson's Point
|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 complete...Read Full Post »