Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Monday, May 26, 2014

731 Sunflowers Knife Painting


I just love sunflowers! I decided to do knife painting today partly because I loathe brush cleaning but mostly because I love the thick buttery impasto texture you get with this technique.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

730 Tangled Forest, Gorge Park

It was a lovely, not very cold, rainy morning yesterday. I found this enchanted tangle of branches under some rhododendrons that I just couldn't resist. 

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Alfrescoes Painting and waiting for Lunch, water-colour on paper 5x10

I was all excited about painting with the Alfrescoes at Mount Douglas yesterday but I just couldn't get committed to a painting. But theres always time for sketching. Here's a couple from my little sketch book. 

Saturday, May 10, 2014

729 Thunderbird Totem Poles

I've wanted to paint the Totem Poles in Thunderbird Park for some time. It began raining and since I was using oils they were mixing  Slippery as water and oil don't mix. I started this sienna underpainting and laid opaque color on top.

Friday, May 9, 2014

728 Beacon Hill Park Rhododendrons

I painted these in the same spot where I painted my favorite painting a few years ago. Only then it was a larger square format.
Just when I finished with this little painting I got a call to make History! I had been on he wait list to help hang the new IMAX screen. It took 64 people working together to unroll and hoist these massive sheet of silver coated vinyl. It's 6 stories high. It was a  lot of fun. And now I have bragging rights eh.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

726 Cattle Point

Cattle Point is usually so windy its hard to paint. But today was just perfect. The blue Camas Lilies are in full bloom. This coming Sunday is Camas Day. Oaklands Park will be having activities to celebrate and teach people about Camas and other native plants I plan to do a painting there that day if anyone wants to join me please just show up.
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Sunday, May 4, 2014

725 Dandelions

I picked these from the sidewalk this morning. I have always loved dandelions. They are so pretty and hardy. And one of the first flowers to make their appearance after the long Canadian winter.

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