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

Friday, May 4, 2018

A different Sunset View

Most people here paint or photograph the sunset view over the Marsh or Marina which is very picturesque.  I find this view of the sunset reflecting on the pulp pile at the Westrock Paper Mill, perhaps less conventionally appealing, but to me much more interesting. 

Mill V11 - Sunset on the Pulp Pile - Westrock
26 x 16 Oil on Canvas on Birch Panel 

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Bromeliad Wonder

Blue Bromeliads at the Mun
20 x 20 Oil on Canvas  2018

I love the variety in color and flower of bromeliad plants.   This particular one was in a greenhouse at the Mun Botannical Garden in St. John, Newfoundland last year when we visited.  Something tells me it wouldn't do so well in my yard, but I really liked the color contrast between the delicate blue/lavender shade on the flower and underside of the leaves, with the bold green and plum accents on the top.

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Red Rock Shelf

Red Rock Shelf , Brownsdale NF
Oil on Canvas on Birch Panel  14 x 24  2018

Friday, February 9, 2018


35 x 15 Mixed Media on Watercolor paper

This work is currently on view at the Amelia Community Theatre for their show "Imagination" that will run during the production of Harvey.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017


Post hurricane and getting back to the mill study series....

Mill III (WestRock)
24 x 14.5 Oil on Canvas on Panel  2017