Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Coast Collective Show

Critters & Creature show at the Coast Collective Aug 5 - Aug 22.

Also check out what's happening on Sunday Aug 15th - Two events, the second annual "Clothesline Show" plus the "Coast Collective Festival of Animals Show"

I will have a few of my peacock pastels in the show.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

For Fun - Peacock Study

Discovering Mark Leach's work is what inspired me try pastels again.

In fact tonight I went and found his book in the library and now plan to curl up and thoroughly enjoy my evening.

8" x 8" pastel on Stonehenge paper

Monday, July 19, 2010

Peacocks Invite Colour

A little respite from oils, I found some old pastels and began to play with colour.

I hear these guys calling at night while I'm going to sleep. They live in the park across the street, and they usually can be seen holding up traffic while strutting slowly across the street.

13" x 17" on Stonehenge paper

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Coast Collective Show

Still experimenting with oils, I used a palette knife to create texture in this painting, it has a different look because it's painted on board instead of canvas. I find the surfaces I paint on have a definite say on the outcome of my work.

It is included in the Coast Collective show, the opening is Saturday July 10th from 2-4. The show runs from today until the 18th.

11 x 14 - oil on board

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Shades of Italy

I have great admiration for artists who paint abstracts.

While finding my around the process of painting oils, I began to push the paint into shapes and textures hoping to create some sense of balance.

When finished the painting had a familiarity about it but it took a couple of months before I realized that it reminded me of the colours and textures of Italy.

12" x 12" oil on canvas

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Between Storms

This piece will be in the "Re-connected" show at the Coast Collective Show starting July 8th.

12 x 12 oil painting on linen

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Coast Collective Show

This weekend there is a new show starting at the Coast Collective.

I have 3 paintings in the show, "Venice Windows 1,2 & 3".

It's a very beautiful destination, check it out here.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Back to Painting - First Oil Painting

I went and splurged on oil paints yesterday and did a quick study of my son playing with my daughter's dog "Brutis"

It’s something that I have been wanting to do for awhile, but I’m also finding it a little more challenging than acrylics, so any tips or advice would be welcome.

5" x 7 " oil on canvas - NFS