Sunday, November 13, 2016

Mosaic Series

It's been awhile since posting anything new but I have been working steadily for the past while trying new techniques and trying to establish my own style.  I have had an obsession with impressionism for some time absolutely loving the work of the group of seven especially Tom Thomson.  These new paintings are my take on the work of these impressionists only with a more modern twist.  I use a lot of pure pigment laid one brushstroke at a time over a substrate primed with a transparent magenta or orange. The under painting is allowed to show through in places and it creates an almost stained glass effect. I am loving this effect! The paintings have a fresh look because they have not been overworked.  Once I lay in the brush stroke it stays put.  No blending on the canvas. What do you think??


Sunday, July 24, 2016

Arbutus Tree, Wallace Island

I took some wonderful shots of arbutus trees while cruising the Gulf Islands, B.C. this year on holiday.  This one was a lot of fun to paint.  I love all this brilliant color!  This piece is 24 x 30 inches in oil.  Please contact me for price if interested in purchasing.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

New work

I haven't posted in awhile but I have been busy painting.  Here are a few of my most recent pieces all in oil and all featuring trees.
20 x 24 inch oil

20 x 24 inch oil

16 x 20 inch oil

20 x 30 inch oil

Saturday, January 23, 2016

New Studies

These two paintings are the result of using a large brush and some walnut oil to thin the paint and painting rather loosely and fast.  I think they turned out ok.  The 12 x 12 took around 1hr and the larger 16 x 20 inch took around 2 hrs.  This was a great exercise in painting only the values and no details and this should help me when I go outdoors in the spring to paint.
12 x 12 inch oil

16 x 20 inch oil

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

I have been enjoying doing some work with the palette knife lately.  There is a freshness that I cannot seem to get with the brush and I really enjoy painting this way.  Here is some new work all done with the palette knife and in oil. All of these paintings are available for sale directly from  me or on - link to the right.