Monday, November 29, 2010


Together - 18x36", acrylic ... SOLD

I did this painting for a friend, to celebrate the birth of her son. It's just a little bit late, he's over a year old now. I delivered it a few days ago and she loved it! I had fun doing the mother and child silhouette - this is the closest I get to painting people. :-)

Friday, November 26, 2010


Spaces - 8x10", acrylic on board ...

I love trees! Just can't get enough of them. But sometimes when I start painting them I feel a little overwhelmed, as there can be so much detail and I just can't (and don't want to) paint it all. Trying to simplify all I see is a fun challenge. For this one I focused on the spaces of sky showing through.

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Sunday, November 21, 2010

Birches on Blue

Birches on Blue - 10 x 20" (dyptich), acrylic ... SOLD

I've always loved the look of birch trees. Around here we don't have many of them - it's mostly alders, which are not quite as interesting to paint. I had fun with this, I quite like the graphic quality of it. I think I'm going to do more of these in the future, with different colours for the background.

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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Snow Day

Snow Day - 12x24", acrylic ...

It seems I'm in the mood for winter again! It's getting a bit cold and we just had our first windstorm of the season. Amazingly we didn't loose our power last night, although it threatened to all night with the lights flickering with each blast of wind. I may be a bit strange, but I like winter.

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Monday, November 15, 2010

Edward and Zoe

Edward & Zoe - 16x16", acrylic ... SOLD (commission)

This is to be a Christmas gift. What a great photo this was to paint from! Normally I don't do any detail in the background as I like to isolate the pets and make them the focus. But since these two were swimming, I painted in the water. I had a great time painting these two...

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Afternoon Glow - Whistler

Afternoon Glow, Whistler - 18x30", acrylic ... SOLD (commission)

I just finished this one yesterday - It's a commission piece for a family member. This summer they were looking through all my "to paint" reference photo ideas that I print up and keep in a file in my studio. As soon as they saw it, they said "I want this one"! It just has such a calm feel to it. Soon it will be heading to it's new home in Ajax, Ontario.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

The Point

The Point - 8x16", acrylic ...

Lately I've been working on a couple of larger commissions, so haven't had time to post as much. But here is a smaller piece that I did. Another view of East Sooke point from Whiffen Spit here in Sooke...

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