Thursday, November 2, 2017

Springtime chores 6x12 inches oil on canvas. Available.

This painting is 6x12 inches and captures a scene that I witnessed on one of my morning drives to town. I love seeing the farming done this way and it is always an inspiration for my painting. Available contact Paul Brunelle

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Susan in September a look at the steps I took to arrive at this final version.

I say final version but even as I post this I see other things I could do to make it better and I will live with these for a while yet. This one is a half and half plein air and studio painting and probably more outdoors.

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Plein air painting on the lake Erie cliffs near Port Bruce.

 This was such an exciting project spending three mornings perched on the edge of this spectacular location. Many thanks to my old friend that gave me access and an inspiring view to paint. This is the painting in progress and the finished work is on display at the Windjammer Inn in Port Stanley.

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Susan in September. 14x18 inch oil on canvas

I spent some time on the past weekend painting plein air around our garden which led to asking Susan to pose and ultimately this painting. I am in the process of painting an 18x32 inch oil based on this work and the other studies. For me September marks the start of the most enjoyable plein air season of fall.

Friday, September 1, 2017

Plein air painting in Port Stanley.

This is day three at the end of August in this beautiful location. Working between seven and nine am trying to catch the morning light.  Port Stanley August Morning 18x24 inch oil on canvas. Available.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Port Bruce Sunny Morning. 16x16 inch oil on canvas

Have been plein air painting on the beach at Port Bruce and have worked on several paintings as the days and weather changed.

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