Thursday, August 17, 2017

In progress

This work in progress was inspired by a look through an old sketchbook:

and a visit with the owner of the tiny (8x10") work completed from that sketch.

Although the 30x30" blank canvas on my easel was earmarked for an entirely different work and I was quite confident my recurring theme of isolation within community was behind me, this familiar image quickly emerged with just a few strokes of my chalk and it felt so right, I had no choice but to go with it. 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!

Monday, September 09, 2013

Fall 2013 - work in progress

I haven't felt like doing any painting since the mad flurry in March when I was preparing for my debut as April's Artist of the Month at the Watershed Artists Society Show.  Happily, I sold two small mixed media works from that show.  Now, after a lovely summer enjoying the water views on the Sunshine Coast, I'm inspired to try my hand at capturing the essence of some of those views, including the sculptural arbutus trees that dot the coast.  I'm attempting to loosen up my painting style for this, by using much larger brushes than I usually favour, I'm also expanding my colour palette to include toned down hues. Here's a work in progress - I'm struggling to avoid too many details, although I couldn't help myself while working on the boat - it seemed to beg for more - hopefully I haven't overdone it. I'd appreciate any feedback you have to offer.

I'll post an image of the finished painting soon.