Saturday, August 1, 2015

                               This is another of the paintings mentioned below, a little
                               reminiscent of a previous style. It is only 80% finished,
                               need to punch up a few spots. In my previous post I meant
                               to mention that my email address is actually:
                       , not the one posted here!
                                     Although I haven't posted in such a long time, that
                                     does not mean I haven't been painting. I am working
                                     on 20 plus paintings for a commission in August.
                                     I have done approximately 18 of them, but none have
                                     the final signature and frame. This one, a Newfoundland
                                     scene from Change Island is well on its way. Lots more
                                     to come!!

Thursday, May 28, 2015

                                      The solo exhibition is about to close this coming
                                      weekend. My deep thanks to Pumphouse Art Centre
                                      for all their support and efforts. This painting is
                                      part of that exhibition. May 30 and 31st finds an
                                      excellent art show in Claremont. Sally Wildman
                                      is hosting a show of her latest work at her studio
                                     ( a very inspiring site) well worth a visit. Continued

Friday, May 8, 2015

                                              Had interview with Niagara TV , check out
                                              the link

                              This is a mood painting where I played with colour harmonies
                              and lines to create a cool, almost mystical look. It's 16 x 20.
                              It's time for a change in direction as I intend to go back to the
                              studio and pursue a different style, subject matter, and even
                              play with different media. I really enjoy the privilege, and it is
                              a great privilege, of making art. More than a little tired trying
                              to self-promote and sell my work. I'm sure I'm not alone in that
                              regard. Let's have some fun!

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

                          A special thank you to all the wonderful people who supported
                          the Scogog Studio Tour this past weekend. Our site received
                          around 500 visitors over the two days. A very loyal and informed
                          arts community is to be found around Port Perry. On Saturday
                          May 30 and Sunday May 31, Sally WILDMAN is having an open
                          studio show at her Track Street Studio in Claremont, Ontario.
                          Her work is outstanding. Go check it out. This somewhat moody
                          painting is part of my Newfoundland paintings. It garnered lots
                          of interest on the weekend.

Friday, May 1, 2015

                                         This painting, 40 x 30,  appears in my recent show
                                         at the Pumphouse. It was almost entirely made up
                                         after a fun Metro Zoo visit this past winter with my
                                         son John. Although the composition and initial
                                         block-in was swift, a lot of left-brain compositional
                                         analysis proceeded. A different way for me, as usually
                                         the right-brain dominates.