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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Simplified - SOLD

Acrylic on canvas 16x20
This summer I spotted two Joseph Plaskett paintings in a gallery window.  Unfortunately, the gallery was closed but I came away inspired and thought I would like to try to eliminate everything but the objects in a painting.  

Sunday, October 28, 2012


Watercolour doubled matted in white approx. 20x16
After being at the Canadian Watercolour Convention today and coming away totally inspired, I've decided to post some watercolour paintings I did before I started painting with acrylics.  The mat is white even though it reads as grey.  This was done from a photo I took of a houseboat on Toronto island many years ago.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

What's Up - SOLD

What's Up
Acrylic on canvas 4x12
Another little painting in the series I started.  This one includes more than the sky, wires and pole.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

White Feather in Bottle

White Feather in Bottle
Acrylic on canvas 18x24
This was a tiny portion of an amazingly large still life set up by Laurie Wonfor Nolan this past weekend.  She is a master at setting up still life arrangements!  

Saturday, October 20, 2012

A Shady Spot

A Shady Spot
Acrylic on canvas 16x20
This is the other plein air painting I did in August.  I had a great spot under a big tree to paint that day.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Parkland Shadows

Parkland Shadows
Acrylic on canvas 12x16
I posted this one and another painting together in August done outdoors for A Day and A Night in Hespeler.  Once I got them home I decided they were finished so only took better photos of each.  I'll post the other paintng tomorrow.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

The Arrangement

The Arrangement
Acrylic on canvas 30x20
I set this still life up in my basement and painted most of it in two sittings however one particular item was giving me a workout - it was repainted quite a few times.  I had some good input from Laurie and was able to finish it up this week.  The painting extends a couple inches past the photo on either side.  

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Sleepy Cat and Bicycle - SOLD

Sleepy Cat and Bicycle
Acrylic on canvas 20x16
I thought I had posted this painting shortly after I started this blog but seemed to have missed doing so.  I had the awesome opportunity to meet Kerrilynn Shellhorn yesterday at the Java Garden while taking a break from painting with a terrific group of artists.  

Monday, October 15, 2012

Water's Edge - SOLD

Water's Edge
Acrylic on canvas 20x16
I started this last week using a photo reference. I really liked all the colours I saw that day. 

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Summer of 2012 - SOLD

Summer of 2012
Acrylic on canvas 10x20
I loved painting the candle and drips down the bottle.  This has gone to a very good home!