Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Small wonders

Every year around this time I paint a series of 8 x 8 canvases.  This started with an annual holiday gift exchange between a group of artists I paint with each week, but kind of morphed into multiple canvases in addition to the exchange gift.  The small works give me an opportunity to paint images I have been thinking about but can't seem to commit to paint on the larger sizes I usually work with.  Below are this year's small holiday paintings.

8 x 8 Oil on Canvas

Fresh Catch
8 x 8 Oil on Canvas

Golden Light on Egan's Creek
8 x 8 Oil on Canvas

Kathy's Garden
8 x 8 Oil on Canvas

Summer Heat on Egan's Creek
8 x 8 Oil on Canvas 

Talbot Storm
8 x 8 Oil on Canvas 

Monday, October 8, 2018

Playing with Collographs

I was messing around in the studio experimenting with collograph prints.  The "plate" is on the left and two tests printed from it are center and right.   I will continue experimenting with texture and
possibilities that can be hand printed in this medium without a press just to see where it leads me.  These are roughly 5 x 7. 

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Just for fun

This painting has been hanging around the studio for a couple of years getting worked on very sporadically.  I picked it up again to see if I could get it done for a "pattern" show coming up at the gallery and think it is finally finished.  I put it in a frame just to get myself to stop working at it and let it go....

Garden Songs
30 x 22 Mixed Media on Fabriano paper 

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Sibley's Cove

For the first time in over 20 years we will not be traveling to Newfoundland this month to see family so I painted one of the spots we will miss.  This is the view from the harbour at Sibley's Cove.  

Sibley's Cove Newfoundland
18 x 36 Oil on Canvas on Birch panel

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Back to it!

I have been out of the studio working through some family commitments and have finally gotten back to the mill series.  I needed to get some energy going after such a long break so here is a quick study in watercolor and acrylic that I hope will jump start the work on my other painting that has been languishing on the easel for about two months now....

41 x 19 Mixed Media on 300 lb Fabriano Paper

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Revisiting White Hibiscus

I painted a series of hibiscus flowers a few years ago. I have never been happy with the paintings for the two I did of White Hibiscus.


 I have been toying with changing the background on them for a few years and this week I went back in to see if I could bring them together and finally declare them done.  I think I am finally finished with these two, and happy with how the background change has brought out more of the colors in the petals that were lost next to the neutral ground in their first iteration.

Hibiscus Series : White #1
20 x 16 Oil on Linen Panel 

Hibiscus Series: White #2
16 x 20 Oil on Linen Panel 

Thursday, June 7, 2018