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Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Fall Day on Janis Crt - sold

Fall Day on Janis Crt
acrylic on canvas 20x16

I recently finished up plein air classes  through DVSA and had a wonderful time painting outside with a talented group of artists.  This location was so good that we spent four sessions in the same area.

Monday, November 20, 2017

Standing Still

Standing Still
acrylic on canvas 20x20

I came upon this view last fall during a walk through Hidden Valley in Kitchener.

Friday, November 3, 2017

Evening Sky - SOLD

Evening Sky
18x24 acrylic on canvas

This was an evening sky in the country this fall.  So nice to capture the setting sun.

Friday, October 20, 2017

Friday, October 6, 2017

Art Show and Sale - Ferrari 500

Here is a sampling of my paintings available at the Ferrari 500 Art Show and Sale Oct 13th 5-9pm at the Communitech Hub (Tannery) 151 Charles St W, Kitchener. 10% of all art purchases donated in support of The Working Centre. No prices over $500. Art draws will also take place throughout the evening!

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

The One and Only V.3

The One and Only V.3
24x30 acrylic on canvas

Here is another painting of the only tulip of this variety that still comes up in the garden in the spring. Below are versions 1 and 2. 

Thursday, August 17, 2017

North Bay Evening Sky

North Bay Evening Sky
acrylic on canvas 36x48

This evening sky was over lake Nipissing in North Bay.  

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Beside Sarah Bernhardt

Beside Sarah Bernhardt
acrylic on canvas 30x40

I'm not sure of the name of this variety of peony but it is beside the Sarah Bernhardt variety in the garden.

Monday, July 24, 2017

Sunday Drive -SOLD

Sunday Drive
acrylic on canvas 36x24
Our Waterloo County countryside this year!

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Spring Alliums

Spring Alliums
acrylic on canvas 30x24 (plein air)

I set up my easel in the garden this spring and painted some alliums mixed in with hostas.  A great burst of spring colour!

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

The One and Only 2

The One and Only 2
acrylic on canvas 30x40
This one lone tulip keeps coming up each spring and I always try and take a photo of it.  I just finished painting it again. Here is the first one I painted on a smaller canvas.

Friday, June 23, 2017

This Land was Made for You and Me - SOLD

This Land was Made for You and Me
acrylic on canvas 24x24
This piece was painted for a group show for the Kitchener Public Library celebrating Canada's 150th birthday.  Opening reception is July 5th.  The Art District Gallery artists are participating.  

Monday, June 19, 2017

Vase and Flowers

Vase and Flowers
acrylic on canvas  24 x 18
Flowers picked and painted right away with patterned cloth surrounding the setup.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

After Dinner

After Diner
acrylic on canvas 20x20
This is after dinner and before clean up!

Thursday, May 4, 2017

I've been set up

I've been set up
acrylic on canvas 20 x 16 (framed)

I like painting patterns and flowers together...I set this one up.  

Sunday, April 30, 2017


acrylic on canvas 36x18
I gathered some stems and leaves from our Burning bush and painted four small studies last September.  From them, I recently painted this larger piece.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Reacting - SOLD

acrylic on canvas 28x22
I painted outside yesterday and the winds got very strong.  My easel was weighted down with five rocks.  It was so windy I didn't have time to think - only to react.  This was finished up inside.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Confetti - SOLD

acrylic on canvas 30x40
Not a spring painting but still full of colour!

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Winter Shadows - SOLD

Winter Shadows
acrylic on canvas 20x20

Hopefully this will be my last winter painting for 2017!  It's hard to post it while the sun is shining and there is no snow to be found.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

A Quiet Spot

A Quiet Spot 
acrylic on canvas 12x16
A little warm up before starting a larger canvas.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Steam Punk

Steam Punk
Acrylic on canvas 20x16
Thanks to a great model dressed in steam punk clothing!

Monday, February 20, 2017

Pear with Blue Stem

Flowers and Stripes
acrylic on canvas 24x24
Patterned cloth and flowers are always a favourite subject of mine to paint.  Especially in the winter!

Friday, February 3, 2017

Fancy That - SOLD

Fancy That
mixed media 12x12
The photo reference for this painting was from a watercolour workshop I was in many years ago.  

Monday, January 30, 2017

Studio Cat

Studio Cat
acrylic on canvas 30x24
I guess it's a good thing to document items that aren't in use any longer - like this old telephone.

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Another Peony - SOLD

Another Peony
acrylic on canvas 11x14
A couple years ago I painted a larger version of this flower.  This time, I went for a smaller canvas.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Looking Outside

Looking Outside
acrylic on canvas 28x22
For this one, I was painting inside but looking out a window on a cold grey day and decided to use a limited palette of phthalo blue, yellow ochre, alizarin crimson, white and black.  This is a very unusual palette for me but it worked because of the weather!