Monday, August 21, 2017

In Response to Charlottesville, VA.

Here's the piece I started last week and have now nearly completed. It was painted in a very short time, in a fury over the horrific events in Charlottesville and in response to the completely inadequate official response. It's open to interpretation and I've had a wonderful response to it on my Facebook Page.

Here's my description of the imagery:

Muddied waters, grey sky, a community of stilted houses stand precariously in the flow of seven large waves - with only three legs, each house might find it difficult to stand alone - they lean against one another for support; with only (its own) two legs to stand on, the white house is completely unbalanced and would tumble face-first into the turbulent waters without the continued support of those around it. The facade of the central house bears resemblance to a notorious mask.

Some say the seventh wave is love - let's hope love will shake things loose and lead to better days ahead.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

In progress

This work in progress was inspired first by a look through an old sketchbook (image below), and then was fuelled by my fury over current affairs (Charlottesville). Stay tuned ...

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Westcan Stairway

Here's another work inspired by the view from my studio window.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Westcan Whimsy

Just off the easel - Westcan Whimsy, acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas. I'm having fun being a little more playful with my imagery. This work is inspired by the view from my studio, the lovely boat sheds belonging to houses on Westcan Road.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Promises of Spring, 2015

Promises of Spring, acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas, 24x24"

This work was created for a charity auction held at the Sunshine Coast Ladies Red Serge Gala, in Sechelt, British Columbia, in September of 2015. It's the first painting I'd done since Moonlit Shed in 2013. Wish me luck as I get back into the studio and create a new series of works!

Friday, September 13, 2013

Moonlit Shed

I made a few changes to Moonlit Shed yesterday, let it sit overnight before looking at it again this morning to decide if it's really finished. Yes, I've decided it's finished, so I must stop tweaking it; the best way to stop is to start a new work. I've got a blank canvas on the easel, ready to go!

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Moonlit Shed

Nine hours of working on this piece today - slow progress, but I'm happy with how it's shaping up. Changed the scene from daylight to moonlit; altered every colour; adjusted the height of the awning on the boat (geesh, that was bothering me!); set cooler tones for the water; brightened the shack a bit; and now it's nearly finished. I hope to finish it tomorrow - wish me luck!