Monday, July 10, 2017

Iris. 16x12 inches Oil

This plein air painting done in my garden depicts flowers that have been passed down in the family and makes them even more treasured. As spring moves into summer each flower has its time which always seems too short so painting them outdoors is a way for me to be with them in the moment and challenge myself to paint them as well. As usual I do a series of the subject before moving on.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Iris afternoon. June 2017 27x11 inches Oil

This plein air was a farewell to the flowers for another year as they come to an end. I have been thinking of Cezanne who was a dedicated outdoor painter all of his life and he is quoted as saying that Art is a harmony that runs parallel to nature. What an inspiration.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Monday, May 15, 2017

Summer reading 18x24 in oil.

I did this one for Susan as a Mothers day gift, a most beautiful subject. I would be happy to talk about your commission ideas.

Monday, May 8, 2017

Simcoe fair Clydes. 11x11 inches oil.

This was a beautiful clear fall day and we spent the morning wondering in the horse barns and through the field as the draft horses were prepared for show. A few older guys did the same observing and offering a little conversation and obviously had years of experience in their day. I love how these huge impressive  horses are often handled expertly by the knowing  hands of women. When the morning light is added to the mix it can inspire a painting.

Apricot blossoms. 10x8 oil.

I  cant resist the blossoms in spring  after a long winter, these are from a tree in our yard and I was challenged to find such an interesting colour, not pink but with some orange and peach ... apricot.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Elgin County Farmer

I loved painting this one as I get so much pleasure in seeing farming done this way. I know from my own rather wild yard that the Goldenrod along the fence line is filled with honey bees.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Canada Goose at Springwater

This little 9.5 x 9 inch painting was one of those end of the day paintings when I get a small canvas to experiment with new colour or other ways of applying paint. I was happy with the results and this one became the start of a new series. Available $650

Thursday, November 17, 2016

New Plein Air Painting of Springwater

The shoreline at Springwater is so rich with colour and the beauty of these fallen trees and stumps. This is one of the several 14 x 7 inch paintings that I have painted from the Kayak this Fall. These small paintings are sometimes used back in the studio as references for painting larger versions but I also like the energy in the small ones that comes from painting outdoors.

Friday, November 11, 2016

Featured Artist at Muse Gift Shop Museum London for Nov. and Dec.

This fall I have been painting at Springwater and this one is for sale at the Muse show. It is 14 x 7 inches and framed. On Saturday Nov 12th I will be at the Museum for an open house from 11 till 4. I have 11 paintings in the shop and will bring some more of my fall paintings for Saturday.