Thursday, November 20, 2014

810 Montreal Winter Scene, Shovelling, 6x6, oil

$40 bid
Hockey is considered Canada's official sport. But shovelling snow is the activity that gets more hearts pumping across the country than anything else. 

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

808 Montreal Winter Le Plateau, 6x6, oil

$40 bid

When I first started painting I was reluctant (okay, terrified!) to paint white.  But I've come to realize that there really isn't much "neutral" white anywhere. White surfaces lose it's neutrality  by reflecting or complimenting.  In this case I've made the white snow reflect the blue sky and red brick. So It's sooo violet. But I couldn't resist choosing a yellow sky to compliment the violet.  I like it and think it works. 

Sunday, November 16, 2014

806 Montreal Skyline with Cardinal

$100 Bid
My sister had a place in Hochelaga near La Fontaine. This was the view from her back balcony. The cardinal used to visit regularly. Everywhere you turn in Montreal you will see a church towering over the houses. 

Friday, November 14, 2014

805 Montreal Winter, McGill, 6x8, oil

$60 bid
Here's another McGill Ghetto Painting. It depicts the start of the Canadian long cold winter evenings when everyone's indoors studying hard for their exams.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

802 Montreal Under Snow, 6x6, Oil

This is Montreal Est under snow. This charming area used to be called the Molasses quarter because there was a Molasses factory here that employed many in the neighbourhood. There was a time when Montreal had many factories.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

800 Point Zero, St Catherine Est

This building stands on its own on St Catherine East, Near UQUAM. Many years ago it stood inconspicuously between other edifices like itself. But now it stands alone on the edge of vacant lots. 

Friday, November 7, 2014

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Friday, October 24, 2014

777 Goldstream Campfire

The salmon are still running out at Goldstream so lots of people are going out to witness this amazing event. Here are a family enjoying a campfire under the trees.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

776 Roses and Robert Amos Pottery

$100 buy now
I found this Robert Amos Pottery vase at a consignment store. What a treasure! I think the Arbutus berries is the perfect thing to put in it. (Both are so totally Victoria).

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Monday, October 13, 2014

774 Flowers for Thanksgiving

$100 Buy Now
A dear friend of mine treated me to Thanksgiving dinner and gave me these lovely flowers. I really do feel grateful for my wonderful friend and everything else.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Thursday, October 9, 2014