Saturday, May 28, 2011

Daily Surf Art, & Tofino

I am part of a cool website called "Daily Surf Art". It was initially started by two surfer artists as a way to promote each others work, but has evolved into a collective of artists dedicated to surf art. One rule - each artist must also surf! When I was invited to participate I was thrilled ... I love being part of this group. It's amazing to see the different syle of each artist and their own unique interpretation of surfing. It makes me inspired to create more surf art!

I do have to admit that over the past few months I have been so busy with a new full-time job (which really is awesome) that my art has taken a back seat. However, I just spent a glorious long weekend camping and surfing in my favourite place - Tofino. I feel like I am rejeuvenated and ready to commit more time to painting! Really, this means better discipline in the evenings - more time in the studio, less in front of the computer and TV.

Here are a few photos from Tofino:

Me on my new little board, at the north end of Long Beach

North end of Long Beach, some wicked off shore wind for a bit

It got windy enough for Pete to windsurf one afternoon (not good for surfing though)

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Dog Art Wine Label Contest ...

Help me win a dog art wine label contest!

But only if you think this painting would look good on a great bottle of red wine ...

Nostrildamus, 30x30", acrylic (entry #70)

There are over 100 entries, some absolutely great ones too! Once you click on the link below and decide who to vote for (? #70), at the very bottom or the top fo the page click on the "Click Here" to vote. Only one vote per computer. Voting goes until Saturday May 21 (midnight).
Click here to see the entries.

The winery that is putting on this contest is Mutt Lynch Winery, based in California just north of San Francisco. They are both wine AND dog lovers, people after my own heart! For more information about this winery, check out their site here.


NOTE: Thank you for all your votes, but I didn't make it by popular vote to the top 10. There were some great ones that made it, click here and scroll down to May 25 to see the winner!

Monday, May 2, 2011

The Gang of Four

Just finished these four gorgeous little guys, all done for the same owners. They loved the colour red, so I used the same red for the background colour. Each painting is 12x12", acrylic on canvas. Max, Chagall, Toulouse and Mya. My favourite is the cat in the bag - Toulouse!