974 Montreal Street Scene, University, 8x10, oil on board

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This is the view from University above Av des Pins. The overpass is a walkway between the former Royal Victoria Hospital and the Neurological Hospital.

955 Autumn Beauties, 11x14, oil on board

Here's another one I made some changes to. The flowers are rose mallow, calendula, and rosehips, and dill.

954 Dahlias, oil on board, 11x14

I just love Dahlias. You gotta paint them quickly as they only last a blink of an eye.

953 Sidewalk Beauties, 11x14, oil on board

I started this painting last autumn. The flowers are from a construction site that used to be a community garden (where I had done many of my flower paintings). After the painting had dried over the year I gave the background grey another lighter coat of paint and sharpened the edges of the rose hips and increased their intensity with can red and yellow to bring them forward. The flowers in the arrangement are purple rose mallow, calendula,camomile, snow berries, brown eyed Susan, speedwell, and rose hips.

Fairmont Empress Hotel

I will be participating in the Moss Street Paint in Saturday July 16th. I'm artist # 138. I'll be in front of 601 Moss Street (between Minto and Carnsew Streets). I look forward to seeing you there.

May Artist in Residence

This  month I am Artist in Residence at the Victoria Coast Harbourside Hotel. That's 146 Kingston Street in In James Bay near Fisherman's Warf. I'm there Monday to Wednesday around 10am to 2pm. I'm doing free caricatures in the lobby. Please come and visit. Hey, the hotel is dog friendly so bring your best friend.

952 Spring Garden, oil on board, 8x10

I painted these spring flowers this morning at a local park.  Really the flowers were all spread out so they didn't really fit on an 8x10 board. But I squeezed them together to get them all in. 

949 Magnolias, oil on board, 8x10, plenair

This morning I went painting at Government House with a group of friends. I found this amazing pink magnolia tree with a beautiful vista in the back ground. I might go back tomorrow.