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.

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Farm geese , 8.5 x 8 inches original oil

As the sun comes up I like to drive by my Amish farmer neighbours  and I am always rewarded with scenes that inspire paintings. This is a favorite spot where there are always geese of various kinds. Here I loved the sun and shadow effect as the birds moved in and out of the rising sun, the colours were fantastic. I chose coeruleum blue and magenta from the paint box which are two newer colours for me to try and achieve what I was after. This painting is for sale now at the Museum Londons gift shop until the end of December and prints are always available as well for many of my paintings.

Friday, August 12, 2016

Monday, August 8, 2016

Goats in the summer grass. 9 x 11 inches New painting

Glen Colin line around the corner from me is at a peak of summer growth and beauty. The fields are lush ,wildflowers dot the roadside with colour and I cant resist painting. SOLD

Friday, July 29, 2016

Nepal Temple 7 x 5 inches

This new little painting was done on such a small scale to work out colours and design to see if I might paint it larger . Reference was from Trent Brunelle.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Saturday morning minnow net

This oil is 30 x 26 inches. I decided to head down to Port Stanley for a sunrise to seek reference subjects to paint as I usually go later in the day. For awhile I was the only one walking along the harbour but just as the sun broke over the horizon this fellow began casting his minnow net for I imagine a days perch fishing. The sun caught the water spray and tops of the grasses ,the fishing boats loomed in the back waiting their turn. I loved the contrast of warm and cool colours that I found as the day began.

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Safe Harbour Pt Stanley new painting 10 x 8 inches

Thunderstorms were predicted last week and I went to Pt Stanley looking for interesting clouds to paint. The lake was rough and the harbour was full of docked fishing boats but I ended up painting this view of the sailboats at the marina . The light was right. SOLD