Friday, September 26, 2014

Cowichan Bay Estuary #3

After going through all the photos I have taken this summer I realize that I have a lot from the Cowichan Estuary.  I love the diversity of the area and the changes that take place through the seasons and with the daily tide changes.   A lot of the photos were taken while kayaking in the area and while hiking the many trails. I have decided to start a new series using these photos as a jump start.  This is my newest one, 8 x 10 inch in oil.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Palette Knife Birch Tree Impressions

I never tire of painting birch trees.  I love the bold black and white with shades of grey and the texture that I can get when I use the palette knife.  This one is 20 x 30 in inches on canvas done in oil.

New Work

I have been getting back into the grove of painting after taking some time off during our fantastic summer months. What a glorious summer! These paintings are from some photos that I took while visiting some of our local sites, the Cowichan Estuary and the Damali Lavender farm here in Cobble Hill. The estuary always draws me in because of the ever changing landscape and I love to visit it during different times of the year. The lavender farm is just a couple of miles from my home but this is the first year that I went to the lavender festival that they have every year. It is a beautiful place to visit when the lavender is in full bloom and the smell is marvelous!