Wednesday, March 11, 2015
This painting is called 'Carmichael Revisited' because
it's based on a scene the Group of Seven member painted
in 1939. It's of course a waterfall near Nellie Lake. I
have abstracted the scene considerably with lots of
scraped surface texture and collage. The photo is
good but doesn't quite pick up the richness of the
burnt orange tones. Lots of fun. I'm working hard
for an exhibition at the Pumphouse Art Centre in
Niagara on the Lake during the month of May.
More to follow regarding this.
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
This painting is 40 by 30 on a gallery canvas. The scene is adapted from my trip to Killarney
with good buddy Joe Modeste which I have mentioned before. I haven't posted for a long time
but I have been busy teaching and painting. Although teaching takes you from the studio, it
really informs my painting in a rich manner. I have been so blessed with fabulous groups
of artists, I have learned a lot from our chats. Four shows are coming up between now and May
so I will be busy. I'd like to thank, so much, my artist friend Ray McNeice ( and his dear wife
Margaret) who are so selfless and encouraging- not to mention amazing artists. I feel that
we are only as creative as the good company we keep who inspire and feed of each other.
God bless you all!
Monday, November 24, 2014
Monday, November 17, 2014
This August we went on a short Tour with dear friends
to southern Ontario that landed us in Port Stanley. The
area from London down to this area was beautiful, proving
yet again how wonderful Ontario is! There was this yellowish
home that attracted my eye and I played quite a bit with
additional medium to create an eye-catching rendition that
attracted many comments at our recent Studio Tour. Lots
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
As mentioned yesterday I am working on several winter scenes,
is this some type of psychological preparation? In any case,
I'm using a new type of gessoed hardboard ( Jack Richeson)
which I quite like. This isn't quite finished, probably a few more
expressive markings to harmonize foreground with middleground
and background. I like the colour harmonies, the beauty of snow.
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Winter is just around the corner and every year I love to paint
tranquil winter scenes. I live near many woods and this
was captured after a particularly heavy storm. The day after
the sun was shining and it was heavenly to use a celestial
term. I loved the warm colours bouncing off the snow and tried
to capture it. This painting was quite popular at my recent
Studio Tour exhibition. Hope you enjoy its calm!
Monday, November 10, 2014
This past summer my wife and I celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary. We treated ourselves
to a trip to visit Paris and southern France. Paris is magical all the time, but one evening after
rain it was even more so. This was a café outside our hotel on the left bank!