|Chicken Little - 6x6" oil on panel|
Sunday, December 4, 2016
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
|In Berkley 6x6" Landscape Oil Painting on panel|
I'm getting ready for a show in Owen Sound this weekend. It's a three day show which starts on Friday. The Fine Craft Christmas Show & Sale at the Harmony Centre.
Sunday, September 18, 2016
|Barn in Autumn 6x6" Landscape Oil Painting|
Friday, September 16, 2016
|Barn in Early Evening 6x6" landscape oil painting on panel|
SOLDI'm getting ready for The Art Map Open Studio Weekend event at my studio coming up September 30, Oct 1 & Oct 2 from 10-5 pm. I'm painting a bunch of new work for the event. I'll have small pieces and large pieces. There are 22 studios and galleries participating in this event. Visit the event web page for maps and addresses. I'll also be at the Art Crawl event on Sept 24 from 6-10 pm. I'll be in front of Graphic Wear House on Hurontario Street in Collingwood.
The lighting on this barn makes it even more interesting. The shadow on the barn comes from a large tree on the right which is for the most part is not in the painting.
Tuesday, September 6, 2016
|Barn in August - 6x6" Landscape Oil Painting on cradled panel.|
I will be at the Thornbury Farmers' Market on Sunday September 11 for their Art & Authors day.
Sunday, August 28, 2016
|Village Barn - 6 x 6" Landscape Oil Painting|
Friday, August 26, 2016
|Aura of Autumn 48 x 24" Landscape Oil Painting|
Saturday, March 12, 2016
|Canola Field - 6x6" Oil on cradled wood panel|
The setting sun is lighting up the side of the barn and small sheds in this painting. I love canola fields. They provide an opportunity for more more colourful paintings. I find that I enjoy painting these small 6x6' panels. They can be completed fairly quickly, which is a good thing right now.
Sometimes the photograph doesn't show the true qualities of the painting. This one is very close.
These wood cradled panels are first sealed, then primed with 2 coats of gesso, then 2 coats of burnt sienna. This one is .75" deep.
Saturday, March 5, 2016
|Pastoral by Design 6x6" Oil on cradled wood panel|
SOLDI love barns and simple rural images with trees and sky. What more can I say. This barn is close to where I live and I was driving past it almost daily for a time. It's simplicity interests me.
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
|Almost Home 12 x 10" oil on wood panel|
Friday, July 10, 2015
|Standing Tall - Oil on 10 x 8" panel|
Birches are fascinating trees and look great in a painting. Many people like birch trees. These birch trees are near Big Bay looking toward the other side of the bay. I love the fact that the trunks are so high and the leaves are concentrated at the top, like lollypops.
Thursday, July 9, 2015
|Autumn Clouds - 10 x 8" Landscape oil painting on panel|
The sides of this panel are painted raw sienna, and look like unpainted wood. It looks like a block of wood on the sides. It gives the painting an interesting unique look.
This is a view from the road from Scenic Caves Road to Ravenna, in Grey County. This is a road that I've travelled on often in recent times. There's always wonderful views to see.
I'm enjoying my time on this road.
Thursday, April 23, 2015
|In the Pasture - 60 x 30" Oil on Canvas|
The tree was huge with a very large trunk and long branches. It must be very old.
I like to paint scenery as it is without much editing. A few cows were removed from the final composition and moved over slightly. Deciding on the final arrangement of the cows was the most difficult part of the painting process. The leaves on the ground were painted individually with many different colours making up the final composition.
This is the second large painting over 48" that I've done and I'm enjoying the process.
This painting is at the Matilda Swanson Gallery in Clarksburg, Ontario.
Friday, March 6, 2015
|Floating Overhead - 12x12 oil on canvas|
Friday, January 2, 2015
|Shadow Play 36 x 36" Oil on Gallery Wrapped Canvas|
When I was deciding on the subject matter for this painting, I was drawn to this image over and over again. It was the shadows in the snow that fascinated me. I love the colour of shadows on snow on a bright and cold winter day.
I can visualize this painting looking fantastic hanging over a fireplace. If you are interested in this painting you can purchase it online. Click here to view it in the online store.
For quite a while I've been posting small paintings and I admit that most of my paintings have been small ones. I've been asked if I paint larger paintings. My focus is going to be on larger paintings with a few small ones in between. I'm very happy with this painting. I hope you enjoy it too.
In progress photos
|I numbered the trees to keep track of them.|
|Mixing colours on my palette|
Monday, December 8, 2014
|Autumn Maples 12 x12 Oil on Canvas|
This painting is of Maple trees in my backyard. They are stunningly beautiful in the fall and I couldn't resist painting them. The sun was shining on the leaves and illuminating them from the back. The bark of the trees was very dark after a rain, increasing the contrast of the image.
The painting is full of texture which I love.
Monday, October 20, 2014
|Along Country Roads 12 x 12" Oil on gallery wrapped canvas.|
SOLDI was drawn to this image by the clouds and shadows. It's raining in the background. The clouds are moving across the sky, casting shadows on the ground. The sun is shining on the trees at the back of the fields.
The more I look at this painting the more I like it. It has been sold to an appreciative art lover.
Sunday, June 15, 2014
|Old Barn with a View 12x12 Oil on Panel|
SOLDThis is the third painting of this barn that I have done. Each time I've painted it from a different angle and in a different season.
I'm drawn to this barn because it sits on a hill with a wonderful array of colour in the background. Layer upon layer and hints of different types of landscape. There are bushes, fields and more tree rows and fields. Each layer is different and each is a different colour. I find that fascinating. Autumn provides a variety of colour in the rural landscape which I find interesting.
This painting is at the Hanover Saugeen Artist Store currently.
Sunday, January 19, 2014
|12x12 Autumn Sunset, Oil on Canvas|
This is the second painting in the commission that I recently completed. This was the more challenging of the two paintings because of the large area of grasses that make up the foreground of the painting. It always takes some time to decide how to handle it. I am happy with the result. I like the small strokes of different greens that make up this area.
Another challenge was the sun lighting up the trees in the background making them glow. I mixed the greens with the same colours so they would work well hung together on the wall. Even though they were different seasons and the greens look different the colours contained the same hues. I cropped the horizons so they would line up if they were hung together on the wall.
|12x12 Forget Me Not, Oil on Canvas|
I don't often do commissions, but I am grateful to have these. This is one of two paintings for the same person. I will post the other painting separately.